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fe stiv

  • s  offering fun and gaiety
    a festive (or festal) occasion

  • It looks like a lighthouse that has been converted into a festive nuclear missile.
  • Throughout Malacanang Palace there was a festive air.
  • But most of the jostling travelers were in a festive, uncomplaining mood.
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  • John McCain in The Southern Ledger (blog)
    It just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion while a near tragedy or a terrible challenge is presented in the form of a natural disaster,McCain said in an interview taped Saturday with "Fox News Sunday." "So we're monitoring...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Christian Post
    With deep apprehension I think, on this festive day, of the Middle East, marked by so many grave crises and conflicts, and I express my hope that the way will be opened to a just and lasting peace,Benedict said Monday.
  • Nobutaka Machimura in SI.com
    In a festive environment where everyone can celebrate, we hope the Olympic torch relay will proceed smoothly,Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said in Tokyo.

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