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Definition of the noun Roman Holiday

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  1. A public entertainment characterized by violence, degradation and suffering


  1. "Roman Holiday" is a 1953 romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.
  2. "Roman Holiday" is a 1987 television film, based on 1953 film of the same name. The plot features Princess Elysa, who is touring Rome, and decides to get 'out and about' away from her normal life. She meets with an American reporter and his photographer, who show her the sights.

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Google previewUniversal History - 1957 (1997)

by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

A Roman holiday is a day in which the servants become kings, and the kings become servants. You know, the so-called Roman holiday is a day in which the saturnalia in Rome, you see, in which the masters would become the servants of ...

Google previewTurner Classic Movies: Movie Night Menus (2016)

Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love by Tenaya Darlington, AndrŽ Darlington

Roman Holiday is a dreamy film, perfect for a honeymoon-planning party, a group of globetrotting friends, or anyone with a yen for Italy and 1950s fashion. Set a cool, breezy tone at the table with stone candlesticks, linen napkins, earthenware, ...

Google previewGregory Peck (1995)

A Bio-bibliography by Gerard Molyneaux

Notes and Comments: Roman Holiday is a film with a long, complicated history leading to a very ...

Google previewThe Harvard Advocate (1903)

A Roman holiday is an occasion which is very tragic to the performers, but is thought to be amusing to the spectators. As a matter of fact, our holiday is not of that kind. It is more like a Sunday School picnic — a long journey into the country with ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

a Roman holiday an occasion on which enjoyment or profit is derived from the suffering or discomfort of others. This expression comes from the poet Byron's description of the dying gladiator in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage as having been ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

holiday a Roman holiday enjoyment derived from the suffering of others: with allusion to Byron's description in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818) of a gladiator dying in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rose Science (2003)

by Thomas Debener, Serge Gudin

Benjamin Roman Holiday See 'LINro' 'Roman Triumph' F, ...

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

The Roman holiday atmosphere reportedly surrounding the event may be an indicator ofthe level of civilized intercourse we have attained in this so-called advanced industrial nation. The Roman holiday atmosphere reportedly surrounding the ...

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