In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I've never been much for balls and cotillions though I have to attend them endlessly.
- The home is lighted with gas, and the quantity consumed being greater than common, it gave out suddenly in the middle of a cotillion.
- The old Society page, with its news of old-family weddings, cotillions, and charity balls, began everywhere to be replaced in newspapers by the Style page, a very different thing.
- We met only once, at that debutante cotillion.
- We have a cotillion type of event on Saturday evening.
- When I was a girl, I had dreamed of a wedding in our church of Savannah, my father taking me down the aisle way and my sister my maid of honor, my mother of course the hostess for she held the finest cotillions in all of Georgia.
- Michael had surprisingly received an invitation from Heather to join her at one of her cotillions and he expressed genuine interest - though still surprised that she would think to invite him.
- ‘My grandfather remembers fondly how you danced together at the cotillion.’
- They gave their children every advantage, and a life in which elegant parties and cotillions were routine.
- He enjoyed the best of the Old World's opulence and grace-plays and operas, symphonies and museums, soirées and cotillions.
- The Knights' social functions - formal dinners, balls, and cotillions - also reflected members' aspirations toward middle-class refinement.
- This was the crown of the senior year, the cotillion of cotillions.
- Thusly, she occupied a strange, shadowy social world where she was too wealthy to be excluded, but not worth talking to, and she moved like a ghost about the edges of cotillions and coming outs, pale and unsmiling.
- Whether it was a prom, a cotillion, a fancy dinner - most people here have some kind of Ambassador experience.
- Oh, because I just saw her outside with her escort buying a dress for the cotillion and she invited us over for dinner tonight.
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