Miliband E. fizzes with easy charm, and does much to reassure the party faithful that his “values” line up with theirs.
In regional elections the socialists had wiped his party off the map.
To honor the occasion, DVF presented a collection—or rather, a party—that was dubbed “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Unable to punish Truman from inside the party, pro-segregation Democrats determined to punish him from outside.
The United States was not a party to their conspiracy, and in fact sought at several points to monitor and restrict it.
It is with pride I confess myself of this party: perish art!
There was no use to grumble, so the party set out on the return to their boat.
As it is, the second party will have Leith's division to deal with.
I wonder whether I should have been with the party if I had not been lame.
Three only of the party were able to reply in the affirmative.
late 13c., "part, portion, side," from Old French partie "side, part; portion, share; separation, division" (12c.), literally "that which is divided," noun use of fem. past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (v.)). Political sense of "side in a contest or dispute" evolved by 1300; meaning "a person" is from mid-15c. Sense of "gathering for social pleasure" is first found 1716, from general sense of persons gathered together (originally for some specific purpose, e.g. dinner party, hunting party). Phrase the party is over is from 1937; party line is first recorded 1834 in the sense of "policy adopted by a political party," 1893 in the sense of "telephone line shared by two or more subscribers." Party pooper is from 1951, American English.
"have a good time," 1922, from party (n.). Earlier as "to take the side of" (1630s). Related: Partied; partying.