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  • After enjoying a repast in one of the city’s best restaurants...
  • Her typical evening repast consists of a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake.
  • The repast will be held at her daughter’s home.
  • One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game

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  • "A delightful repast, delicately prepared and elegantly served," he announced to no one in particular.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • A moveable picnic, our lunchtime repast took place in all of the sunny and shady corners of Prospect Park.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Sir Fletcher should now be well dug in at his midday repast, according to the information Rupert and his assistant spies had extracted from the prison guards during their foray the evening before.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Sometimes, when nature, overcome by hunger, sank under the exhaustion, a repast was prepared for me in the desert that restored and inspirited me.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He lit it, saying, "A worthy repast, though it needed a good draught of mead to wash it down properly."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • At length the jackal had got together a compact repast for the lion, and proceeded to offer it to him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • Mr. Fogg and Aouda, happily unaffected by the roughness of the sea, ate with a good appetite, Fix being invited to share their repast, which he accepted with secret chagrin.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The repast was carried into effect that very day, and the lackey waited at table.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He was about to begin his repast when the sound of the bell rang sharp and loud.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Nothing could be more frugal than this repast.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • * In vulgar parlance the condiments of a repast are called by the American "a relish," substituting the thing for its effect.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And here taking out what he said he had brought, the pair made their repast peaceably and sociably.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I generally contrived to reserve a moiety of this bounteous repast for myself; but the remainder I was invariably obliged to part with.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He served her with no mean repast, dripping the coffee anew and sharing it with her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I prithee go and get me some repast; I care not what, so it be wholesome food.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • One Eye watching, felt a sudden moistness in his mouth and a drooling of saliva, involuntary, excited by the living meat that was spreading itself like a repast before him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • We were so refreshed by the fruit that we could defer the repast we called our dinner* until later in the day, and so spare our stock of provisions.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • By his command a repast was brought such as Tom had never encountered before except in books.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Anon, Sir Kay said, Here is good meat for us for one meal, for we had not many a day no good repast.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Scarcely had the Janissaries finished the repast with which we had furnished them, than the Russians came in flat-bottomed boats; not a Janissary escaped.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Such portentous appetites had Queequeg and Tashtego, that to fill out the vacancies made by the previous repast, often the pale Dough-Boy was fain to bring on a great baron of salt-junk, seemingly quarried out of the solid ox.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The boiled tea was very bitter, the omelet scorched, and the biscuits speckled with saleratus, but Mrs. March received her repast with thanks and laughed heartily over it after Jo was gone.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • We are cheered when we observe the vulture feeding on the carrion which disgusts and disheartens us, and deriving health and strength from the repast.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • On this festival, the servants drive a herd of Yahoos into the field, laden with hay, and oats, and milk, for a repast to the Houyhnhnms; after which, these brutes are immediately driven back again, for fear of being noisome to the assembly.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Anon, Sir Kay said, Here is good meat for us for one meal, for we had not many a day no good repast.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • It was not four and twenty hours ago since they had met there to the same repast, but in circumstances how different!
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • The repast lasted ten minutes; no liqueurs were served, which astonished the doctor.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Tonight the fancy had caught her, and the little table was spread with a pleasing repast.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The cold repast was over, and the party were to go out once more to see what had not yet been seen, the old Abbey fish-ponds; perhaps get as far as the clover, which was to be begun cutting on the morrow, or, at any rate, have the pleasure of being hot, and growing cool again.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • While we were enjoying our repast, Sir Pitt took occasion to ask what had become of the shoulders of the mutton.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • We sat before a little fire, with two bricks put within the rusted grate, one on each side, to prevent its burning too many coals; until another debtor, who shared the room with Mr. Micawber, came in from the bakehouse with the loin of mutton which was our joint-stock repast.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • …under a tree before his door, eating a mess of boiled rice, with a great piece of garlic in the middle, and a bag filled with green pepper by him, and another plant like ginger, together with a piece of lean mutton in it: this was his worship’s repast: but pray observe the state of the food! two women slaves brought him his food, which being laid before him, two others appeared to perform their respective offices; one fed him with a spoon, while the other scraped off what fell upon his…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Together, the two of them shared a midmorning repast.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Jo moves on, through the long vacation, down to Blackfriars Bridge, where he finds a baking stony corner wherein to settle to his repast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And tonight we get the real deal (instead of our usual fast or flashfrozen repast).
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • He settled to his repast with the charming little "table manner" that, from the day of his arrival, had relieved me of all grossness of admonition.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • The room was empty; the breakfast—a substantial repast of coffee, eggs, and a cold ham—lay spread upon the table untouched, as when she had taken it up, excepting that the carving-knife was missing.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It was his own repast, it was his own bed, which the bellringer had gone in search of.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was an appropriate occasion for Mr. Bounderby to discuss the flavour of the hap’orth of stewed eels he had purchased in the streets at eight years old; and also of the inferior water, specially used for laying the dust, with which he had washed down that repast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Nothing was done without ceremony under the van der Luyden roof, and though there were but four guests the repast had begun at seven punctually, so that the proper sequence of courses might be served without haste before the gentlemen settled down to their cigars.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • CHAPTER XXXI Though she had forced herself to be calm, she preferred practising this virtue in private, and she forbore to show herself at tea—a repast which, on Sundays, at six o’clock, took the place of dinner.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • She could feast heartily at the table of love, without reflecting that some other already had been, or hereafter might be, feasted with the same repast.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • My brother and the rest going from the printing-house to their meals, I remained there alone, and, despatching presently my light repast, which often was no more than a bisket or a slice of bread, a handful of raisins or a tart from the pastry-cook’s, and a glass of water, had the rest of the time till their return for study, in which I made the greater progress, from that greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension which usually attend temperance in eating and drinking.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • In these halls they all meet and have their repasts; the stewards of every one of them come to the market-place at an appointed hour, and according to the number of those that belong to the hall they carry home provisions.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • A man who lived in lodgings missed the best part of life—he pictured the flavourless solitude of Trenor’s repast, and felt a moment’s compassion for the man ….
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • On the appearance of this repast Mrs. Touchett had apparently been notified, for she now arrived and addressed herself to the tea-pot.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
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