a cup from which coffee may be drunk, usually smaller than a teacup
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How to use coffee cup in a sentence
Rather than salute with the coffee cup in his hand, President Obama hands the cup to an aide standing on the steps behind him.
He saluted the Marines standing guard on the tarmac with his right hand—the hand with the coffee cup in it.
This week, President Obama disembarked from Air Force One while holding his jacket in his left hand and a coffee cup in his right.
It is damn hard to transfer a coffee cup from one hand into an encumbered other hand all while walking down the stairs.
Figuring out whether to throw out your lipstick-stained coffee cup in recycling, trash, or compost can be truly maddening.‘Portlandia’: Carrie Brownstein on Season 2 and Its Success | Tricia Romano | January 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The letter was right there at hand in the drawer of the little table upon which Edna had just placed her coffee cup.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Of course, Bud told himself while the waiter refilled his coffee cup, it was none of his business what Foster had up his sleeve.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
Commissary's inkstand was a coffee-cup without an handle, and his book of entries a quire of dirty writing-paper.
"It is—" he paused, his face suddenly red as he looked hard into his coffee-cup.Dross | Henry Seton Merriman
As he spoke Silka drained the coffee-cup he had given her, and by so doing bound herself to him henceforward.Six Women | Victoria Cross