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Word Example of - food

    Example Sentences for food

    Not life then without the food, or before the food, but by the food.

    There had been food; but nobody had any appetite but herself, and she had eaten it up.

    She was provisioned with all the food they could spare for the six who were to go.

    "I heard you say, 'I have it,'" added Sim, jumbling the words through the food in his mouth.

    They tore up shrubs and plants that gave them food and medicine.

    Miss Junk appeared in answer to the tinkle of the bell and removed the food.

    Here there was no food, with the exception of rabbits and gulls.

    "But there's not always plenty of food," Grunty Pig told his mother.

    As to the serving out of the food, that occupied only one act.

    You ought not to complain about the food,106 even if it is a bit scarce at times.

Word Origin & History of - food

    Word Origin & History

    food O.E. foda, from P.Gmc. *fodon (cf. Goth. fodeins), from Gmc. root *fod-, equivalent of PIE *pa-/*pi- "to tend, keep, pasture, to protect, to guard, to feed" (cf. Gk. pateisthai "to feed;" L. pabulum "food, fodder," panis "bread," pasci "to feed," pascare "to graze, pasture, feed," pastor "shepherd," lit. "feeder;" Avestan pitu- "food;" O.C.S. pasti "feed cattle, pasture;" Rus. pishcha "food"). Food chain is from 1927.

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