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Definition a meal; or the food served at a meal


a meal following a funeral (in some parts of the United States)
  • 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
  • repast = meal
  • 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
  • For this repast the two ladies faced each other at an abbreviated table in the melancholy dining-room.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He lit it, saying, "A worthy repast, though it needed a good draught of mead to wash it down properly."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • To his good friends thus wide I'll ope my arms; And, like the kind life-rendering pelican, Repast them with my blood.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • "You'll find it large enough to cook our sumptuous repasts,' he retorted lightly.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I prithee go and get me some repast; I care not what, so it be wholesome food.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • 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
  • 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 - Volume 1
  • We try to give them the finest Christmas repast.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • 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
  • Newman wondered whether Madame de Cintre had had something to do with ordering the repast and greatly hoped she had.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • And then either of them made much of other, and so they went into the castle to take their repast.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II
  • He served her with no mean repast, dripping the coffee anew and sharing it with her.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening

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