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expression of shared feelings and attitudes through more or less formally ordered actions of an essentially symbolic nature performed on appropriate occasions. A ceremony involves stereotyped bodily movements, often in relation to objects possessing symbolic meaning. For example, people bow or genuflect, tip hats, present arms, slaughter cattle, salute flags, and perform a myriad of other actions. Ceremonies express, perpetuate, and transmit elements of the value and sentiment system and aim at preserving such values and sentiments from doubt and opposition; moreover, they intensify the solidarity of the participants. Ceremonies are found in all societies.

What does it mean when you dream about a ceremony?

Ceremonies can be simple celebrations, but often they mark an important transition in life, such as a graduation ceremony or a marriage ceremony. In the dream, ceremonies can represent that one has acquired new skills or moved into a new phase of one’s life.

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Promotion at times was more ceremonious than giving real financial benefit to the employee.
BEIRUT: The Rafic Hariri International Airport played host to a diplomatic extravaganza Monday, as the first installment in a Saudi-funded $3 billion arms deal arrived in Lebanon from France in ceremonious fashion.
There was nothing ceremonious about the outcome, as Oregon overwhelmed the Cougars 95-72.
Najam Sethi, who will takeover the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in June this year, said that his position in ICC will be ceremonious but he will try to work for the interest of Pakistan cricket at the international.
Based on the experience of other countries, we know that some of the medical accreditations that are being awarded are just ceremonious and designed to fulfil official requirements rather than adhere to strict quality.
At a point of entry to the exhibit fog pours out on a ceremonious image of burning lemon grass and sage projected on a suspended silk cloth.
The winner's autobiography requires a majestic and ceremonious end.
Bed hangings, generous and ceremonious, are a vital ingredient.
So every Friday, they do a special tea to mark the end of the school week in a ceremonious way.
There are ceremonious playing of the pipes, ceremonious addresses, ceremonious speeches and replies to speeches.
Later, he was conducted to the Assembly Chamber office to change for Chairman's ceremonious dress.
If the Liberty Bell rang at all on that day, it wasn't a ceremonious ring.