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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WINE

It is needless to say that Sack is the wine preferred by him.

But now with every sip of wine the temptation came stronger and stronger.

Three jacks of the wine of the country, Michel—for the air bites shrewdly.

"I will neither drink your wine nor sit at your table," returned the other.

I filled my life to the very brim with pleasure, as one might fill a cup to the very brim with wine.

The wine account—there is one, but it ought to be Mrs. Whitney's; for entertaining.

For all indulgence in wine and coffee and tobacco you will have a bill to pay.

Imagination was the bread that gave me strength, the wine that exhilarated.

He chose the most genteel, however; he became a wine merchant.

Then, drinking off all the wine, he looked the enchantress calmly in the face.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English win, from Proto-Germanic *winam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German win, Old Norse vin, Dutch wijn, German Wein), an early borrowing from Latin vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek (oinos), Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Arabic wain, Hebrew yayin), probably from a lost Mediterranean language word *win-/*woin- "wine." Also from Latin vinum are Old Church Slavonic vino, Lithuanian vynas, Welsh gwin, Old Irish fin. Essentially the same word as vine (q.v.). Wine snob is recorded from 1951.

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