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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUFFET

He had even the look of one who has received a buffet that he cannot return.

Alone in his office, Lee Gorman strode angrily to the buffet.

In the ensuing silence he repaired to the buffet and drank a glass of vodka.

But at that moment Irma Becot appeared, and stopped in front of the buffet.

Setting my candle on the buffet, I opened one of the drawers.

The old man caught up a beaker from the buffet and handed it to the boy.

I thirsted, and I bethought me of this buffet where you keep your wine.

In like case were the two attendant servants, who hung motionless by the buffet.

A squad of sailors passed on the double to take charge of the buffet.

Meanwhile our game came to a close, and we gathered around the buffet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to strike with the fist or hand; cuff, box, slap; from Old French bufeter "to strike, slap, punch," from bufet (see buffet (n.2)). Related: Buffeted; buffeting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUFFET

batter

verbstrike and damage
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