Origin of refreshment
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Examples from the Web for refreshments
Normally of good balance, I found myself reaching for the handrail, unable to clasp it for the refreshments in my hands.San Fran Kisses Its 70,000-Person Toilet Goodbye
August 15, 2014
While the others were still enjoying the refreshments she took the book and read.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
A black jack of ale and the heel of a loaf at a wayside inn were all my refreshments.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Mr. Monday and Mr. Dodge were invited by signs to be seated, and refreshments were offered.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
What a commission from the restaurateur for supplying the refreshments!
Ernstorff now brought in refreshments; and for a moment they ceased playing.
- the act of refreshing or the state of being refreshed
- (plural) snacks and drinks served as a light meal
Word Origin and History for refreshments
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.