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name day

RC Church the feast day of a saint whose name one bears
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In its final form, the play script distributed Pushkin's eight chapters in fourteen soft-edged "fragments." Krzhizhanovsky eliminated the Sermon at the Bench, preferring to have Onegin pursue a mortified Tatyana around the noisy Nameday dance floor, trying (in mounting irritation) to explain himself.
Her symbols are a basket of fruit and flowers, which may be incorporated in a copper mold for her nameday dessert.'"
"And it was my aunt's husband's nameday," she said, and at once her voice was tinged with sarcasm and irony, "and they got drunk, those valiant men.
She impulsively pens him a love letter -- the contents of which are only hinted at, at this stage of the movie -- which, during her nameday celebrations, he coolly rejects.