Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of taking breakfast; a party at breakfast.

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  • verb Present participle of breakfast.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He dismissed with indignation the idea of breakfasting on a roll, and bacon and eggs were added unto him.

    The Open Secret of Ireland

  • So I will get Mr. Peters, who wants to see my little chapel, to assist Mr. Williams, under the notion of breakfasting with me next Thursday morning, since you won't have it sooner; and there will nobody else be wanting; and I will beg of Mr. Peters to keep it private, even from his own family, for a few days.

    Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

  • Mr. Peters, who wants to see my little chapel, to assist Mr. Williams, under the notion of breakfasting with me next Thursday morning, since you won’t have it sooner; and there will nobody else be wanting; and I will beg of Mr. Peters to keep it private, even from his own family, for a few days.

    Pamela

  • Miss Johnson clearly enjoyed meeting labouring-class poets: see Letter 75 for the anecdote she told Bloomfield about breakfasting with Burns.

    Letter 91

  • My mother certainly dreamed of something similar and openly fantasised about which one of the children she could have adopted in order to make room for nine feet of MFI'd speckled faux-granite laminate and four tall stools, on which she could perch breakfasting on peach Ski yoghurt, drinking Mellow Bird's with Carnation evaporated milk and being, in a lot of ways like Heather Locklear from Dynasty, but living in Currock, Carlisle.

    How Britain fell in love with breakfast

  • One morning as they were breakfasting, they glimpsed “an apparition,” as Jane put it, “a buxom girl, very sexy in a tight black satin dress and black satin high-heeled shoes, with long red fingernails, plus a high Pompadour hairdo.”

    A Covert Affair

  • One morning as they were breakfasting, they glimpsed “an apparition,” as Jane put it, “a buxom girl, very sexy in a tight black satin dress and black satin high-heeled shoes, with long red fingernails, plus a high Pompadour hairdo.”

    A Covert Affair

  • A few years ago, in the early morning mist at a municipal garbage dump near Tamazula, two hours drive south of Lake Chapala, there were so many black vultures spreading their wings and breakfasting that a group of Canadian ecotourists in my charge stood and stared in a mixture of wonderment and fear.

    Did you know? Mexico's vultures have very different eating habits.

  • 'Miss Johnson, with whom I dined at the White Hart Inn, Fetter Lane, was personally acquainted with Burns; who, breakfasting with her, drank a large tumbler of beer previous to taking either eatables or tea, saying that he had been up till three in the morning, and had drank too much wine.

    Letter 75

  • Pasta, noodles, curry or pizza – all of which I'm guilty of breakfasting on – had never passed their lips.

    How Britain fell in love with breakfast

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