wine and dine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wine and dine provide with food and drink, usually lavishly
    • v wine and dine eat sumptuously "we wined and dined in Paris"
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Usage

In literature:

He dined heartily at midday, and drank a glass of wine mixed with water, of about half a pint.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Provision is making for beer, ale, and wine, For all that are willing or ready to dine.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Drake and his officers dined from silver dishes on the choicest food and wines.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
He was pressed to dine, but refused, taking a piece of bread and a glass of wine.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
He dined alone on deck; and sometimes in the evening he sat down with us to a glass or two, not more, of light Asti wine.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
One paper hinted that men had been known to sign papers when they had dined and wined too well.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
So we had to dine on Henry's wine and L. F. Austin's wit.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
Come into the dining-room and have a glass of wine.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
Naarboveck well dined and wined could give him more time, and would be the easier to interview.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
They therefore wined and dined the American chief, and presented him to the king and queen, but promised him nothing.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
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In poetry:

Nay, thou dost make me sit and dine,
Ev'n in my enemies' sight;
My head with oyl, my cup with wine
Runnes over day and night.
"The Twenty-Third Psalme" by George Herbert
ONE winter night, at half-past nine,
Cold, tired, and cross, and muddy,
I had come home, too late to dine,
And supper, with cigars and wine,
Was waiting in the study.
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
If on water and sweet bread
Seven years I'll add to life,
For me will no blood be shed,
No lamb know the evil knife;
Excellently will I dine
On a crust and Adam's wine.
"Seven" by Robert W Service
His hide, with the paws and the bones of his skull,
With the spoils of the leopard and buffalo bull,
We'll send to Sir Walter. — Now, boys, let us dine,
And talk of our deeds o'er a flask of old wine.
"The Lion Hunt" by Thomas Pringle
"The fish in the East stands up in the flood.
They drink in the North the wine so good.
In Halland's hall does Vidrik dine,
With his swains around, and his warriors fine."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
It was your birthday, we had drunk and dined
Half of the night with our old friend
Who'd showed us in the end
To a bed I reached in one drunk stride.
Already I lay snug,
And drowsy with the wine dozed on one side.
"The Hug" by Thom Gunn

In news:

What's Cooking – Wine and Dine with Friends at Home.
BiteClub Eats Santa Rosa & Wine Country Dining and Restaurants.
Guests of the Chastain Park Conservancy 's eighth annual On A Green Night will wine and dine, groove to live jazz music and bid on a Mercedes Benz and vacations.
Network, check out gear, wine and dine at Austin Studios.
Wine and dine your way through Las Vegas's best.
Milwaukee's 4th Annual Wine & Dine takes over the Delta Center on Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5pm.
Cleveland's southern suburbs aren't exactly a dining mecca, but this chic wine bar-bistro offers some deals and lovely atmosphere worth the drive.
On Monday's all-new episode, the 26-year-old Hebert will wine and dine her three remaining suitors.
Sparkling wine and vineyard dining in wine country doesn't quite sound like your typical camping trip.
Fulbelli's restaurant has only been open five short months, but they're already expanding with big plans to wine and dine Texomans.
Luxury theater chain iPic Entertainment has signed a lease to start construction on a new wine-and-dine location at the site of L.A.'s former AMC AVCO Center in Westwood.
The Outpost Market announces "Wine, Sign & Dine," a special event on the evening of Tuesday, November 13, featuring wine tasting, local talents, and dining at Sweetgrass Restaurant.
Chocolate dine, wine and swine.
El Dorado Hills Rotarians Coy Baugh and Laurie Edwards wined, dined and mined five guests from Peru this week, taking them on a tour of El Dorado County and introducing them to local characters.
It's a source for tips on where to buy special ingredients, how to prepare them, where to dine and the appropriate wines to enhance the enjoyment of them.
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