Origin of refreshment
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Examples from the Web for refreshment
And when I passed the refreshment stand on the way out of the theater, I could not help but think of Skittles.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene?
July 30, 2013
The life of the gallery is dependent on the renewal and refreshment of its artists and dealers.50 Years of Fabulous Art
September 14, 2010
Three men had just came out of the refreshment bar under the stand.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Some refreshment is ordinarily procurable there, but it is not much of a place.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
He told the servant to provide the messenger with refreshment, then turned to his guest.Casanova's Homecoming
He then awaited, with perfect composure, the refreshment he had ordered.
Nearer, I observed a refreshment pavilion and a dancing platform.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed
- (plural) snacks and drinks served as a light meal
Word Origin and History for refreshment
late 14c., "act or fact of refreshing," originally mental and spiritual, from Old French refreschement (Modern French rafraîchissement, from refreschier (see refresh). Refreshments, of food and drink only, from 1660s.