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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAITER

As the waiter would have refilled the glasses, Blythe stopped him.

Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.

I had given tea and a teapot, with instructions, to the waiter.

But then one rarely does in talking to a waiter when he is serving you.

No cover for one, nor filet, nor vin ordinaire, nor waiter had appeared.

My waiter shrugged his shoulders, his face still impenetrable.

"Anybody can move that waiter that's a mind to," she said, tremulously.

With a deferential flourish the waiter brought him the menu-card.

From a little distance his waiter regarded him, with an air of disappointment.

Kirkwood's waiter put in an inopportune appearance with the bill.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "attendant, watchman," agent noun from wait (v.). Sense of "servant who waits at tables" is from late 15c., originally in reference to household servants; in reference to inns, eating houses, etc., it is attested from 1660s.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.