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Origin of pageant
Examples from the Web for pageant
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.
In 1995, Myerson made a point not to attend the 75th anniversary of the Miss America pageant.
She reluctantly agreed to make her grams happy, and participated in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, placing in the top 15.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reform first came in 1935 when Lenora Slaughter was hired to re-invent the pageant as its new director.
The pageant came back to Atlantic City and, appropriately, took a big gamble.
It was a very good example of how well the Belgians can manage a pageant, and how popular these shows are with the people.Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium|George W. T. Omond
The pageant of autumn on our hills was 263 over, only an amethyst haze succeeding at sunset time.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
But the pageant of the Heavens is too vast, too overwhelming.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
The child appointed in the standing above named, to open the meaning of the said pageant, spake these words unto Her Grace.An English Garner (4 of 8)|Various
The rest of the pageant belongs to the City and to North London.South London|Sir Walter Besant
Word Origin for pageant
late 14c., "play in a cycle of mystery plays," from Medieval Latin pagina, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin pagina "page of a book" (see page (n.1)) on notion of "manuscript" of a play.
But an early sense in Middle English also was "stage or scene of a play" (late 14c.) and Klein says a sense of Latin pagina was "movable scaffold" (probably from the etymological sense of "stake"). With excrescent -t as in ancient (adj.). Generalized sense of "showy parade, spectacle" is first attested 1805, though this notion is found in pageantry (1650s).