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Dejeuner   Listen

A midday meal.  Synonyms: lunch, luncheon, tiffin.

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"Dejeuner" Quotes from Famous Books

... have just managed to exist. Madame Verone took me one day to a restaurant on Montmartre. It had been one of the largest cabarets of that famous quarter, and at five or six tables running its entire length I saw seven hundred men and women eating a substantial dejeuner of veal swimming in spinach, dry puree of potatoes, salad, apples, cheese, and coffee. For this they paid ten cents (fifty centimes) each, the considerable deficit being made up by the ladies who had founded the oeuvre and run it since the ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... lock the door of this room when I enter. To-day I shall not do so. But you must understand that no one is permitted to enter but my friend, Mr. Arnold Greatson, who will return this evening. Those are my orders, Tobain.' 'But, Monsieur, dejeuner?' 'Remember, Tobain—Mr. Arnold Greatson only.' Then I caught a glimpse of his face, Monsieur, and I was afraid. I have been afraid ever since. It was the face of a young man, so brilliant, so eager. I was at my master's marriage, and the look was there then. He went ...
— The Master Mummer • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... "Monsieur! veut-il dejeuner au salon?" said the slip-shod garcon of the hotel, tapping me on the shoulder. "The company have all taken their seats, and I have kept a chair for Monsieur. Does Monsieur prefer Burgundy or claret? The vin ordinaire is not sufferable: ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 • Various

... Monsieur, if we sat 'ere till they prepared the tables for dejeuner to-morrow, I could not describe to you how passionately Pitou, the devoted Pitou, worked that she might have a grand popularity by his music. At dawn, when he has found that strepitoso passage, which is the hurrying of ...
— A Chair on The Boulevard • Leonard Merrick

... "I am no longer the maitre here; but you vill entaire my cabine, and I pray you to take dejeuner—ze ...
— Devon Boys - A Tale of the North Shore • George Manville Fenn

... of the King's Own came ashore and was taken to the chateau for dejeuner. Late in the afternoon, the Marquess and his party, saying farewell to the Princess and the revived legatees, put out to the yacht and steamed away in the wake of the great warship. The yacht was to return in a month, to pick ...
— The Man From Brodney's • George Barr McCutcheon

... ended, dejeuner was served. The President took in Iris and the Dona Pondillo. They were the only ladies present. The three sailors, some staff officers, and a few local celebrities, made up ...
— The Stowaway Girl • Louis Tracy

... a popular cafe restaurant on Boulevard St. Michel, the pair ordered an appetizing dejeuner, and Madeleine proceeded to enlighten Fouchette on the subject of the profession,—the character and peculiarities of various artists, their exactions of models, the recompense for holding a certain ...
— Mlle. Fouchette - A Novel of French Life • Charles Theodore Murray

... Auray on the Feast of St. Michel, one of the fatal days against which she specially warns him in her book. We wished to have seen the room where she died, and where many memorials of her are preserved; but the proprietor was at his dejeuner, and would not grant us admittance, so we were forced to be content with seeing the exterior of the house, a chateau of the end of the fourteenth century. It stands on the edge of a large sheet of water, in the midst of trees on the roadside ...
— Brittany & Its Byways • Fanny Bury Palliser

Words linked to "Dejeuner" :   meal, luncheon, tiffin, business lunch, lunch, petit dejeuner, repast

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