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Ceremonious, 1) full of solemn ceremony, solemn: “O, the sacrifice! how c., solemn and unearthly it was!” Wint. III, 1, 7.
2) according to the customary forms of civility: “then let us take a c. leave and loving farewell of our friends,” R2 I, 3, 50. “throw away respect, tradition, form and c. duty,” III, 2, 173. “the fearful time cuts off the c. vows of love,” R3 V, 3, 98. “not entertained with that c. affection as you were wont,” Lr. I, 4, 63.
3) observant of forms: “you are too c. and traditional,” R3 III, 1, 45. “this Troyan scorns us, or the men of Troy are c. courtiers,” Troil. I, 3, 234.
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