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[glas-foo l, glahs-] /ˈglæs fʊl, ˈglɑs-/
noun, plural glassfuls.
an amount contained by or sufficient to fill a glass or tumbler.
Origin of glassful
before 900; Middle English; Old English glæs full. See glass, -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I drank sherry and Lafitte by the glassful in my discomfiture.

    White Nights and Other Stories Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • In handing a glassful to Miss Hobbs, he spilled a part on the floor.

  • Put in vessel with salt, pepper, one glassful of red wine and two cups of fat bouillon.

  • Carey raised his head a little, and half a glassful was swallowed with avidity.

    King o' the Beach George Manville Fenn
  • He drained a first glassful at a single draft; the glass was then replenished and he drank again, this time, however, more slowly.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1 Emile Gaboriau
  • She drank a glassful, and then handed the glass back to him.

    A Sister of the Red Cross Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • Well, it was sufficient for this man to drink a glassful of the miraculous water, and his leg was made whole again.

  • Mrs. Micawber said it must be very little; but we couldn't allow that, so it was a glassful.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • Osterman, having spilt the bottom of a glassful on the floor, pretended that he saw shoots of grain coming up on the spot.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • One glassful to two quarts of water is the strength usually desired.

    Family Limitation Margaret Sanger

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