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Usage Examples for MERRYMAKING

  1. " Nor where there are lights and it is bright," said the duchess; to which Sancho replied, " Fire gives light, and it's bright where there are bonfires, as we see by those that are all round us and perhaps may burn us; but music is a sign of mirth and merrymaking." - "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. But its voice speaks in its music, often bitterly sad and sweetly regretful, and there is little hint of sunshine or careless merrymaking there. - "Haydn" by John F. Runciman