Definition: meal; feast; banquet
Definition: meal; feast; banquet
Sentences Containing 'repast'
At length the jackal had got together a compact repast for the lion, and proceeded to offer it to him.
When the repast was fully discussed, the lion put his hands in his waistband again, and lay down to meditate.
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.
Such as at the commencement of the repast had not been able to seat themselves according to their inclination rose unceremoniously, and sought out more agreeable companions.
In one of the aristocratic mansions built by Puget in the Rue du Grand Cours opposite the Medusa fountain, a second marriage feast was being celebrated, almost at the same hour with the nuptial repast given by Dantes.
He was about to begin his repast when the sound of the bell rang sharp and loud.
Then he raised to his lips the repast that, like a voluntary Tantalus, he refused himself; but he thought of his oath, and he would not break it.
Having reached the summit of a rock, he saw, a thousand feet beneath him, his companions, whom Jacopo had rejoined, and who were all busy preparing the repast which Edmond's skill as a marksman had augmented with a capital dish.
Meanwhile his comrades had prepared the repast, had got some water from a spring, spread out the fruit and bread, and cooked the kid.
``Well, then, Signor Aladdin,''replied the singular amphitryon,``you heard our repast announced, will you now take the trouble to enter the dining room, your humble servant going first to show the way?''
The second visit was a long one, and when he returned the kid was roasted and the repast ready.
Signor Pastrini had promised them a banquet; he gave them a tolerable repast.
Caderousse, meanwhile, continued to pace the room in gloomy silence, sedulously avoiding the sight of his guest; but as soon as the stranger had completed his repast, the agitated inn keeper went eagerly to the door and opened it.
The repast was magnificent; Monte Cristo had endeavored completely to overturn the Parisian ideas, and to feed the curiosity as much as the appetite of his guests.
Don Quixote and Sancho dismounted, and turning Rocinante and the ass loose to feed on the grass that was there in abundance, they ransacked the alforjas, and without any ceremony very peacefully and sociably master and man made their repast on what they found in them.
And then when the repast is over and the tables removed, for the knight to recline in the chair, picking his teeth perhaps as usual, and a damsel, much lovelier than any of the others, to enter unexpectedly by the chamber door, and herself by his side, and begin to tell him what the castle is, and how she is held enchanted there, and other things that amaze the knight and astonish the readers who are perusing his history.
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.
I saw him look at the loaf at supper (which happened to be a small one), as if nothing else stood between us and famine; and when my aunt insisted on his making his customary repast, I detected him in the act of pocketing fragments of his bread and cheese; I have no doubt for the purpose of reviving us with those savings, when we should have reached an advanced stage of attenuation.
If I had permitted him, I am satisfied that Traddles would have made a perfect savage of himself, and eaten a plateful of raw meat, to express enjoyment of the repast; but I would hear of no such immolation on the altar of friendship, and we had a course of bacon instead; there happening, by good fortune, to be cold bacon in the larder.
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.
Upon making known our desires for a supper and a bed, Mrs. Hussey, postponing further scolding for the present, ushered us into a little room, and seating us at a table spread with the relics of a recently concluded repast, turned round to us and said--"Clam or Cod?"
If Stubb even, who is but a peg higher than Flask, happens to have but a small appetite, and soon shows symptoms of concluding his repast, then Flask must bestir himself, he will not get more than three mouthfuls that day; for it is against holy usage for Stubb to precede Flask to the deck.
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.
The importance of family and the often fatalistic rules of clan devotion require rituals of repast and a team-like sense of humor.
More Vocab Wordsmottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
generate - cause; produce; create
mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity
import - significance; importance; meaning
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back