auspicious occasion

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auspicious occasion

A celebratory or momentous event, situation, or circumstance. (Note that the meaning of auspicious here is slightly altered from its standard definition of favorable or timely.) We would like to invite you to the auspicious occasion of the marriage of our son, Luke, to his bride-to-be, Sophia. It was an auspicious occasion in the city, as people poured onto the streets to celebrate the queen's ascent to the throne.
See also: occasion
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There was an improving party assembled on the auspicious occasion, who knew what everything they had to eat and drink was made of, and how it was imported or exported, and in what quantities, and in what bottoms, whether native or foreign, and all about it.
I trust, Mr Garland, my dear Sir, that we may mutually congratulate each other upon this auspicious occasion.'
Mr Venus, if on this auspicious occasion, you should happen to have a drop of anything not quite so mild as tea in the 'ouse, I think I'd take the friendly liberty of asking you for a specimen of it.'
Piper in consequence for an unpleasantness originating in young Perkins' having "fetched" young Piper "a crack," renews her friendly intercourse on this auspicious occasion. The potboy at the corner, who is a privileged amateur, as possessing official knowledge of life and having to deal with drunken men occasionally, exchanges confidential communications with the policeman and has the appearance of an impregnable youth, unassailable by truncheons and unconfinable in station-houses.
The three friends dined together on the auspicious occasion; the factory and the factory wives and children made holiday and dined too; even Bleeding Heart Yard dined and was full of meat.
'On such auspicious occasions we must not forget our Kashmiri brethren facing severe atrocities in their struggle for freedom,' he added.
Pakistan Muslim League President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and acting Punjab Governor Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Tuesday said the deserving and needy persons should not be ignored on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Azha.