Usage examples :
- Of a truth, the Italians selected those picturesque elements of chivalry which lent themselves to pageant and parade. - "Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III.", John Symonds.
- The brilliant pageant was over; but Protestantism was expanding. - "A Short History of France", Mary Platt Parmele.
- Alone in his cell he had written the magnificent pageant of De Profundis, a pageant of purple and fine linen, though he who wrote it wore the coarse cloth of convict dress. - "Oscar Wilde A Critical Study", Arthur Ransome.