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Rare UsagePlay
Tidings is not commonly used nowadays and can sound old-fashioned in modern conversations. SlideIn the play, the character exclaimed, 'Hear ye, hear ye, the tidings I bring!'
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Holidays AssociationPlay
Tidings is often associated with Christmas in sayings like 'tidings of comfort and joy', reflecting its festive connotation. SlideEvery Christmas card I received had messages of good tidings for the holiday season.
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Emotional WeightPlay
The word 'tidings' often carries emotional significance, especially when preceding 'good' or 'bad'. SlideThe messengers arrived with bad tidings that dampened the spirits of all who heard.