Meaning: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
screening, showing, viewing
Meaning: the display of a motion picture
While I was viewing this performance, I remarked a smell like that of singed horn or leather, though his hand was not burnt.
Still more, on viewing the matter clearly, he felt vexed to think that he himself had been so largely the cause of the catastrophe.
He says, "So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government." That is the power to make war against foreign nations, for the Government has no other war power.
"Practical affairs," he said, with a wave of his hand toward the promoter, "are, if I may use the comparison, the garden walks upon which we tread through life, viewing upon either side of us the flowers which brighten that journey.
I was sensibly afflicted, and went to the public burying-place, where there were several tombs like that which I had seen: I spent the day in viewing them one after another, but could not find that I sought for, and thus I spent four days successively in vain.