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Easter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
EasterEas‧ter /ˈiːstə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 RRCa Christian holy day in March or April when Christians remember the death of Christ and his return to life on Easter Sunday Good Friday2 RRCthe period of time just before and after Easter Dayat Easter We’ll probably go away at Easter.Easter holiday/weekend/break We spent the Easter holidays in Wales.
Examples from the Corpus
EasterThen, he hid until after Easter.Perhaps an Easter egg hunt in the fifties.We went skiing in Vermont at Easter.I will be coming home the day before Easter.My lunch has been planned to allow a morning spent at church, hunting for Easter eggs or admiring the daffodils.Phelioff won the Ladies' Open at this meeting last Easter and is once again amongst the 15 entries.On Saturday evening came the Easter Vigil, a night of lilies, fire and flowing water.May this Easter be a beginning.Easter SundayDuring the days following Easter Sunday, he noticed a certain lassitude of spirit in himself.He was looking forward to a reunion with Theo in Etten on Easter Sunday.He suffered a jaw injury in the incident which started on Easter Sunday.Then on Easter Sunday, in what must have seemed like divine intervention, the drillers broke through.I shall not be able to stay past Easter Sunday because I am expected back at work.Easter holiday/weekend/breakThese consisted mainly of leisure bookings, particularly for the coming Easter weekend, which almost dried up during the election campaign.Since returning from his Easter break in Florida he has bungled and backtracked even in his fief, the Senate.A few years ago it was not even included in some school Easter holidays.The Chancellor said he wanted talks with the opposition immediately after the Easter holidays.If you're heading for the Paris Disney during the Easter holidays, how can you beat the queues?I first heard of La Chupacabra over the Easter weekend while visiting family in Laredo.The Easter holiday is the likely culprit for the big swings, though.