Thursday , 20 June 2024

Quaff meaning

Noun: quaff

Pronunciation: ( kwóf )

Quaff meaning:

  • To drink a large amount of a beverage copiously and heartily.
  • To swallow hurriedly, greedily or in one draught.

quaffing, quaffs, quaffed

Quotations: William Hazlitt – We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim, objects press around us, filling the mind with their magnitude and with the throng of desires that wait upon them. . .

Jalal ad-Din Rumi – You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains.

James Beattie – Or merry swains, who quaff the nut-brown ale, and sing enamored of the nut-brown maid.

Oscar Wilde – We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.

Sample sentences:

  1. Sunny and his friends stopped at the bar and quaffed a few beers.
  2. Set in the sunny port of Barcelona where flashing-eyed senors and smiling senoritas do nothing but flirt and quaff quantities of wine.
  3. The quaff of choice at the bar seemed to be beer.
  4. No! Ne’er was mingled such a draught in palace, hall or arbor, as freemen brewed and tyrants quaffed, that night in Boston Harbor.
  5. Long quaffing results in short life.
  6. They are made to quaff of a pure drink that is sealed to others.
  7. To my surprise, women have quaffed their beers.
  8. Drinking will make a man quaff, quaffing will make a man sing, singing will make a man laugh, and laughing long life doth bring, says old Simon the King.
  9. The athletes were able to quaff down a gallon of water after practicing hard.
  10. My friend could quaff any beverage given to him in no time.
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