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festa

[fes-tuh] /ˈfɛs tə/
noun
1.
a feast, festival, or holiday.
Origin of festa
1810-1820
1810-20; < Italian < Latin: holiday, plural of fēstum. See fest
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  • Possibly Vere would play into his hands when they got to the festa.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • She thought of the meeting at the festa, and longed to wring from Gaspare his secret.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • We talked, and he told me that he met you at the festa last night.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • I would come, too, but I think a stranger would spoil the festa.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • He had been invited to the festa and he had refused to go—almost eagerly he had refused.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • The mere thought of the festa would prevent him from sleeping.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • He said to himself that he was going to the festa at Castel Vecchio.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Oh, signore, why did you go down to the sea instead of coming to the festa?

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • But I think, I am certain, Maurice, that you will make his coming a festa for my sake.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • The day after my arrival was the great day of the festa, and opened with rain.

    Diversions in Sicily H. Festing Jones

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