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Below you will find the definition of quaff, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
quaff(kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf)
(noun) - a hearty draft
EXAMPLES - Quaff in a Sentence
- Men are more likely to quaff a beer and turn on the Super Bowl. (source)
- My favorite quaff at Forbidden Island is the eponymous house special. (source)
- No one is foolish enough to quaff from the Columbia; but go ahead, be our guest. (source)
- Make David Gregory quaff an entire Smirnoff Ice on camera, while down on one knee. (source)
- Here's a soft, simple quaff with cherry cola, spice and toasty notes; 80 / 80. 2006 (source)
- And though the cartoon quaff may be too boozy by far, at least it's no Gargle Blaster. (source)
- A simple wine to quaff without much analysis - enjoy for the pear and citrus rind notes; (source)
- But there is no doubt that many outside the U.S. regard it as an iconically American quaff. (source)
- Classmates would quaff alcohol in their rooms before roaming the campus on weekends, she recalls. (source)
- And Alfre, Duncan and I got to enjoy a well deserved quaff and eat some food ... or so we thought. (source)
- How else were they to quaff the 64 ounces of water a day they had been told was essential to health? (source)
- While you're there, pick up a fresh, flowery bottle of sparkling Suffolk brut to quaff as you wander. (source)
- Has never been in close enough proximity to Anderson Cooper to quaff the CNN anchor's beguiling man-musk (source)
- Others, lacking his intellectual gifts, prefer to quaff pints of mild on their way to watch rugby league. (source)
- But both men have apparently agreed to sit down with President Obama, quaff a sudsy brew, and talk it out. (source)
- Unfortunately, these dessert wines are too sweet for me to quaff anything more than the smallest of glasses. (source)
- I would hate to think my disdain reflected mere prejudice, a snobby refusal to be seen with the everyman quaff. (source)
- As with the Harry Caray steakhouse quaff, Nacional 27's drink riffs on a peachy ingredient to underpin its title. (source)
- Applejack was an essential quaff in Prohibition-era New York, thanks in part to the proximity of the liquor's homeland. (source)
- But they would have been equally justified in toasting with Georgian brandy, which has a long history as a summit quaff. (source)
- A pretty decent quaff for the price point, the wine offers up tropical fruits and sauvignon blanc herbaceousness; 82 / 83. 2007 (source)
- Clear blue sky, sun shining, MS picnic, maybe (maybe???) a quaff or two, and see the boy launch a unilateral attack on the Aussies. (source)
- Sweet Bordeaux is exceptionally fine in 2007, balancing candied fruit and honey flavors with acidic kick that keeps the quaff from being cloying. (source)
- Roman Punch had been a fixture at the White House before Lemonade Lucy arrived, and had first earned a reputation as a high-society quaff in London. (source)
- Alas, by the 1940s the Gin Rickey had seen its day, suffering the most ignominious of fates a cocktail can suffer -- it morphed into a nonalcoholic quaff. (source)
- Though the Corsair sank without a trace, the same drink, using vodka instead of rum, has emerged of its own volition as an essential preppy quaff -- the Madras. (source)
- This left out some of the classiest and best-known white Bordeaux, but what we were looking for was a consistently friendly, easy-to-buy and easy-to-drink warm-weather quaff. (source)
- But with each successive quaff, the flavors opened up, revealing a rich, complex tequila that stopped just short of overpowering the harmonious blend of the other ingredients. (source)
- I found it a refreshing summertime quaff, and the judges at the recent World Beer Cup competition in Chicago apparently agreed, awarding it the gold medal in the Kolsch category. (source)
- The hottest wine launch of 2009 is a sub-200 rupee quaff called Samara, which is flying off the shelves as consumers realize wine doesn't have to be expensive to be eminently drinkable. (source)
- But it's considerably more annoying to watch your children die of typhoid while your freshwater is being shipped off for the rich to quaff, or to be shot in the face for running a trade union. (source)
- After setting the mind of the landlord at rest, Barnes declined Mr. Rushcroft's invitation to "quaff" a cordial with him in the tap-room, explaining that he was exceedingly tired and intended to retire early (source)
- Sit yet a little longer, poor mother, and wait in meek expectation to lift the hats from those shining curly heads, and see those rosy lips quaff from the little silver cups; yet a little longer wait - and hope! (source)
- The media narrative continues to be that women are unified in their support of her, blacks are unified in their support of him and white guys like me are divided along the wine/beer divide (I'll quaff both, thanks, very happily). (source)
- Just quaff well, look pretty if you're a woman, handsome if you're male, smile and -- on cue -- giggle at really insipid stuff amidst the cast of stars in the studio, be able to look into the right camera, and be able to read what's on the teleprompter. (source)
- But it may be a good time to try out a quirky quaff popular in Mexico that has struggled to find an audience in the United States: The Michelada, a combination of beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. (source)
- If you live in southern Israel I'm sure you'd be amongst the residents and onlookers who gather at locations with a good view just outside the miltary zone on the border to quaff fast food whilst watching the slaughter as if it were a depraved sporting event. (source)
- It would be the most appropriate of Murphy's cocktails to imagine as the model for the drink in the painting (even though the canvas quaff includes a cherry) because the Murphys would later give "Cocktail" to Ellen Barry, widow of the man who immortalized Gerald's florid mixological phrase in "The Philadelphia Story." (source)
- Now food historian Jessica Harris has stepped in with Rum Drinks, a book that reminds us that rum punch is as old as rum itself, a strong quaff perfect "for a world that required a little muting around the edges," specifically the brutal culture of the sugar-cane-growing islands of the Caribbean in the 16th and 17th centuries. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "quaff" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 12 synonyms for quaff.
down, gulp, guzzle, imbibe, ingurgitate, partake, sip, sup, swallow, swig, swill, toss
We have 1 antonym for quaff.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf)
View up to 25 definitions of quaff from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto.
- (verb-intransitive) To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring.
- (noun) A hearty draft of liquid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To drink or imbibe, especially with vigour.
- (noun) The act of quaffing, a deep draught.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
- (verb-intransitive) To drink largely or luxuriously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To drink; swallow in large draughts; drink of copiously or greedily.
- (None) To drink largely or luxuriously.
- (noun) The act of quaffing; also, the quantity of liquor drunk at once; a draught.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a hearty draft
- (verb) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught