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repast

Definitions

  • TetiniÔnkhÛ, Sitting Before the Funeral Repast
    TetiniÔnkhÛ, Sitting Before the Funeral Repast
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repast the food served and eaten at one time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repast That which is taken as food; a meal; figuratively, any refreshment. "Sleep . . . thy best repast .""Go and get me some repast ."
    • Repast The act of taking food. "From dance to sweet repast they turn."
    • v. t. & i Repast To supply food to; to feast; to take food. "Repast them with my blood.""He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repast A meal; the act of taking food.
    • n repast Food; victuals.
    • n repast Refreshment through sleep; repose.
    • repast To feed; feast.
    • repast To take food; feast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Repast rē-past′ a meal: the food taken: victuals: repose—(obs.) Repas′ture
    • v.t Repast to feed
    • v.i Repast to take food
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Quotations

  • Francis Quarles
    Francis%20Quarles
    “Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last.”
  • Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    Mary Elizabeth Hewitt
    “A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath. And dainty is his repast; but remember that luxury's prodigal hand keeps the furnace of toil in blast.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. repast, F. repas, LL. repastus, fr. L. repascere, to feed again; pref. re-, re- + pascere, pastum, to pasture, feed. See Pasture

Usage

In literature:

Amine sat down opposite to him, and was silent during his repast.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
When he had finished his repast, he took his large bow and bent it.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Bertha and Thora served and then joined in the repast.
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
The table was now spread, and we sat down to the frugal repast, Macer first offering a prayer to God.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
During the repast, she questioned him as to his motives for visiting her.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Now go to your repast, that we may join battle.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
The dessert follows the salad, and black coffee concludes the repast.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
After this truly frugal repast, we continued our route.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
As we had now some teal, we added a couple to our repast.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
As they are about to commence their Homeric repast, Borlasse and the others ride up.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Extreme hunger was now prompting us, and we commenced riding back to partake of the repast so unceremoniously interrupted.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
How could he wait till breakfast-time, the bell for which would perhaps never sound, without this preparatory repast?
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
After finishing his repast, George lay back on the comfortable cushions of the divan.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
After repast, what guests we have received.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
The Frenchmen paddled ashore and joined eagerly in the repast.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
This they did with very good appetites, and, together with the parched corn, made a savory repast.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
During the repast they were all quite merry, and pleasant jokes were passed for the first time in many days.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
When the repast was over, Calypso narrated to him all the trials he would have to undergo before he could reach his native land.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
Instead of two repasts they had six.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
During the repast the children naturally inquired who I was, and why I was there.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
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In poetry:

My cup is mingled with my woes,
And tears are my repast;
My daily bread, like ashes, grows
Unpleasant to my taste.
"Psalm 102 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Old Tobit never din'd, before
He call'd about him all the poor,
Nor touch'd a bit of the repast,
'Till he had given them a taste.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
This wholesome Food, each morning, taste —
Be it, each noon, thy constant fare —
And, ev'ry night, a sweet repast
Of this celestial Bread, prepare.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Whene'er they dine; nay, ev'ry time they eat,
By one of them be there a chapter read;
That the poor soul may have its proper meat
And due repast, whene'er the body's fed.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
There friendship shall lure modest worth to our door,
And shelter from care's wintry blast;
Content, deck'd in smiles, spread her pastoral store,
And Miranda prepare the repast!--
"May-Day ; Or, The Discovery. A Pastoral. In The Manner of Cunningham" by Hector MacNeill
Yet, Lord, instruct us to improve our fast
By starving sinne and taking such repast
As may our faults controll:
That ev'ry man may revell at his doore,
Not in his parlour; banquetting the poore,
And among those his soul.
"Lent" by George Herbert

In news:

These delicious, healthy and nonmessy morning repasts give bananas and hard-boiled eggs a run for their money.
Imagine, if you will, a tasty repast, by fireside with the waters of Vineyard Haven harbor just a few yards aft from the window.
These restaurants reimagine the T-Day repast with signature spins like pumpkin-stuffed pasta and tandoori turkey.
I suppose there aren't that many customers who order two appetizers, three or four entrees, salads and dessert for a noon repast, but my dining companion and I are really hungry, I tell him, not without some embarrassment.
Desserts fit for Thanksgiving repast .
For years, Flemington's place for a roadside repast .
Retro Repast Aureole celebrates 20 years in the restaurant business with a culinary step back in time.
Cafe Levain a remembrance of things repast .
Though crisp, refreshing, and sometimes squirted with interesting dressings, it's never been more than a bit player in the theater of repast.
A repast in Newton at Hall's Chapel AME, 711 E 11th St, will follow the service.
Still, participants who thought they had consumed larger portions—even if they actually hadn't—reported feeling less hungry several hours later and enjoyed their repast to a greater extent.
Three weeks ago, while browsing the Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit, I was so taken by the golden turkeys, plump stuffings and creamy mashed potatoes that I invited six friends over for this year's holiday repast.
The official holiday this week is Thursday, but for many passionate bargain hunters the family gathering over a sumptuous repast is just the opening act.
For genteel afternoon gatherings, quiet room service, suppertime repasts, or business breakout sessions, it's time to refresh your tea service.
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In science:

By a smoothing of a framed 4-graph at a vertex v we mean any of the two framed 4-graphs obtained by removing v and repasting the edges as a − b, c − d or as a − d, b − c, see Fig. 17.
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