vacation


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vacation

chiefly Brit a period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed

What does it mean when you dream about vacation?

See Holiday.

References in classic literature ?
With this disappointment I gave up all hope of getting out of the town of Hampton for my vacation work.
Stryver inaugurated the Long Vacation with a formal proposal to take Miss Manette to Vauxhall Gardens; that failing, to Ranelagh; that unaccountably failing too, it behoved him to present himself in Soho, and there declare his noble mind.
The Temple, Chancery Lane, Serjeants' Inn, and Lincoln's Inn even unto the Fields are like tidal harbours at low water, where stranded proceedings, offices at anchor, idle clerks lounging on lop-sided stools that will not recover their perpendicular until the current of Term sets in, lie high and dry upon the ooze of the long vacation.
But the sea was my delight; and I would often gladly pierce the town to obtain the pleasure of a walk beside it, whether with the pupils, or alone with my mother during the vacations.
And that vacation begins on the first of January and ends on the thirty-first of December?
But you've done good work this past year," Miss Stacy told them on the last evening, "and you deserve a good, jolly vacation.
She would not take Marilla's money; and there seemed little prospect of being able to earn enough in the summer vacation.
On his vacations he became the third in the family, and to him was given the building of the fires, the sweeping, and the washing of the dishes.
In the breathing spell of the vacation he had taken, he had spent many hours in self- analysis, and thereby learned much of himself.
More than half my vacation gone, and I've only had a week of it
But each vacation he brought home larger and larger drawings with the satiny rendering of landscape, and water-colors in vivid greens, together with manuscript books full of exercises and problems, in which the handwriting was all the finer because he gave his whole mind to it.
I never enjoyed housekeeping, and I'm going to take a vacation today, and read, write, go visiting, and amuse myself.