He was told that the count had walked out with Mr. Frank Hazeldean and some other gentlemen who had breakfasted with him.
Lena's curly black water-spaniel, Prince, breakfasted with us.
While they breakfasted they kept an eye on the schooner, watching her sides and flanks as the water fell slowly away.
She breakfasted upstairs, unsolaced by any news from George.
A couple of hours passed away, during which we breakfasted on some delicious chocolate prepared by our host.
He had breakfasted at seven-thirty on fruit, cereal, and one egg, in disgrace.
“breakfasted very nearly three hours ago, my boy,” was the answer.
Just then some of Maqueda's ladies brought food, and at her bidding we breakfasted.
We dawdled at our friends' house and breakfasted, and said good-by to our worthy landlord.
They breakfasted as if they had fasted all the preceding day.
mid-15c., from break (v.) + fast (n.). The verb is recorded from 1670s. Related: Breakfasted; breakfasting.
Spanish almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from Latin admorsus, past participle of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." In common with almuerzo, words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" cf. French déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Spanish desayuno "breakfast"), both from Vulgar Latin *disieiunare "to breakfast," from Latin dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see jejune; also cf. dine). German Frühstück is from Middle High German vruostücke, literally "early bit." Old English had morgenmete "morning meal."