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- present participle of
banqueting (plural banquetings)
- The act of holding a banquet for a person or group
1818, Charles and Mary Lamb, “John Woodvil: A Tragedy”, in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb IV:
- 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:
- It is no proof of generosity (say the objectors) to take the bread of the laborer, to lavish it in banquetings on the rich.