Origin of ceremonious
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Examples from the Web for ceremoniously
The last of 500 cards were ceremoniously signed at a press conference and then presented with the others to the authorities.‘There Are People Who Should Live’: Good Confronts Evil in Ukraine
July 20, 2014
A $20,000 check was ceremoniously presented to the Southeast Arlington Little League (SEALL).There is No Stealing in Baseball!
April 13, 2014
"They saluted and marched upstairs and they came down so ceremoniously," said Madikizela-Mandela.Winnie on Nelson Mandela’s Final Moments
December 13, 2013
Chewing on a thick piece of gum, Moss ceremoniously pulled it out when deigning to talk.Britain's Naughty 'It' Girls
May 11, 2009
Caroline Kennedy has mostly spent her life as a wife, a mother, and most ceremoniously, a daughter.Uh, Qualified?
December 14, 2008
Falconer and Dick pushed their way through them none too ceremoniously.Nell, of Shorne Mills
On the threshold he faced about, and made them a bow, which they as ceremoniously returned.Major Vigoureux
A. T. Quiller-Couch
She had received these ceremoniously, without losing her air of sadness.An Eagle Flight
"Your orders shall be obeyed," said Day, and ceremoniously left the cabin.Hurricane Island
H. B. Marriott Watson
On their entry the Apache chiefs rose and saluted them ceremoniously.The Tiger-Slayer
- especially or excessively polite or formal
- observing ceremony; involving formalities
Word Origin and History for ceremoniously
1550s, from Middle French cérémonieux or directly from Late Latin caerimoniosus, from Latin caerimonia (see ceremony). Meaning "full of show and ceremony" is from 1610s. Related: Ceremoniously; ceremoniousness.