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Sample sentences for the GRE study word convivial

convivial can be used as a adj

1.How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.Spirits were produced, in consequence of one of the young ladies complaining of a coldness in her inside and the conversation took a very convivial and improving turn. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.Exceedingly red-eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four-footed inmate of a menagerie. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
4.As we banished strains of lamentation, so we may now banish the mixed Lydian harmonies, which are the harmonies of lamentation and as our citizens are to be temperate, we may also banish convivial harmonies, such as the Ionian and pure Lydian. - from The Republic by Plato

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