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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHIST

After dinner, they sat down to whist, of which Miss Vavasor was very fond.

De Vaudemont—it is a good name,—perhaps, too, he plays at whist.

Vaudemont, you are bolder in hunting, they tell me, than you are at whist.

If she had the ace of trumps in her hand at whist, she wouldn't say anything, child.

My godfather, M. Meydieu, my aunt, and my mother were just beginning a game of whist.

There the night was spent in whist, faro, suppers, and political consultations.

"I was asking about Lady Blennerbore's whist," interposed Mrs. Kennyfeck.

They told me up at Delhi that you hadn't your equal at whist or billiards.

At this a party of reverend fathers were busily occupied at whist.

Some was back under the awnin' and others was down stairs, playin' whist.

WORD ORIGIN

card game, 1660s, alteration of whisk "kind of card game," alluded to as early as 1520s, perhaps so called from the notion of "whisking" up cards after each trick; altered perhaps from assumption that it was an interjection invoking silence, from whist "silent" (Middle English).

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