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  1. present participle of banquet


banqueting (plural banquetings)

  1. The act of holding or participating in a banquet.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act V, Scene 1,[1]
      Come, come, Thersites, help to trim my tent:
      This night in banqueting must all be spent.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, 1 Peter 4:3,[2]
      For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
    • 1818, Charles and Mary Lamb, “John Woodvil: A Tragedy”, in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb IV[3]:
      Tis not to sit In place of worship at the royal masques, Their pastimes, plays, and Whitehall banquetings, For none of these, Nor yet to be seen whispering with some great one, Do I affect the favours of the court.
    • 1836, American Anti-Slavery Society, The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus[4]:
      It is no proof of generosity (say the objectors) to take the bread of the laborer, to lavish it in banquetings on the rich.