Bumper in a sentence

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Definition of Bumper

  • A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast.
  • A covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer.
  • That which bumps or causes a bump.
  • Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock, such as a metal or rubber rim extending from an object; a buffer.
  • a protective guard device, usually of metal or rubber, attached horizontally to the front or rear of the frame of a vehicle, designed to resist or deaden a bump or shock, and to prevent damage to the main frame of the vehicle in low-velocity collisions.
  • a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
  • a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)

How to use bumper in a sentence. Bumper pronunciation.

Now, my lads, as you hope for good health, cough once aloud with lungs of leather; take me off three swingeing bumpers; prick up your ears; and you shall hear me tell wonders of the noble and good Pantagruel.
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Then addressing himself to the drover, he took off to him a bumper of good lantern wine.
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Be cheery, my lads; and if you are for me, take me off three or five bumpers of the best, while I make a halt at the first part of the sermon; then answer my question.
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Hem once or twice like hearts of oak; stand to your pan-puddings, and take me off your bumpers, nine go-downs, and huzza! since we are like to have a good vintage, and misers hang themselves.
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Let's take off one, two, three, nine bumpers.
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Whenever the maggot bites thee to take a trip down to hell and visit the tribunal of Minos, Aeacus, Rhadamanthus, (and Dis,) do but tell me, and I'll be sure to bear thee company, and never leave thee as long as my name's Panurge, but will wade over Acheron, Styx, and Cocytus, drink whole bumpers of Lethe's water-though I mortally hate that element -and even pay thy passage to that bawling, cross-grained ferryman, Charon.
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They toped out of jolly bottomless cups four sorts of cool, sparkling, pure, delicious, vine-tree sirup, which went down like mother's milk; and healths and bumpers flew about like lightning.
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Catso, cried Friar John, I had rather take off a bumper of good cool wine.
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The padre rose, bowed obsequiously, 'was overwhelmed with delight at being at last introduced to one of whom he had heard so much,' sat down again, and poured himself out a bumper of sherry; while the vicar commenced making the best of a bad matter by joining in the now necessary business of eating.
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And if she were here all alone, Our house might nocturnally boast A bumper of fashion and ton.
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After putting the enemy to rout Stuart and his men regaled themselves on these tempting viands, Stuart himself drinking a "bumper of choice old Burgundy," sending word to his former comrades that he "was sorry they did not stay and join him, but as it was, he would drink their health in their absence.
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Squeezing past them all on the stairs is pretty much impossible and I always end up tangled in a leash, knocked into someone's front garden, or perched on the bumper of one of the cars parked next to the curb.
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I scrambled to my feet, holding the bumper, and desperately dragged down on the door-handle, slamming it shut.
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I think we've earned a bumper o' beer?
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The CHAIRMAN then requested that gentlemen would fill a bumper as full as it would hold, while he would say only a few words.
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You will allow me further to say, with Prospero, it is your breath that has filled my sails, and to crave one single toast in the capacity of the author of these novels; and he would dedicate a bumper to the health of one who has represented some of those characters, of which he had endeavoured to give the skeleton, with a degree of liveliness which rendered him grateful.
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He would give every river, every loch, every hill, from Tweed to Johnnie Groat's house-every lass in her cottage and countess in her castle-and may her sons stand by her, as their fathers did before them; and he who would not drink a bumper to his toast, may he never drink whisky more!
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Gentlemen, I crave a bumper all over.
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Gentlemen, said Mr. Robertson, I take the liberty of asking you to fill a bumper to the very brim.
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When dinner was over, and the decanters placed on the table, Mr. Oldbuck proposed the King's health in a bumper, which was readily acceded to both by Lovel and the Baronet, the Jacobitism of the latter being now a sort of speculative opinion merely,-the shadow of a shade.
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Examples of Bumper

Example #1
At the frolic or jackdaw.
Example #2
Health alone will not go down with the greedy curmudgeons; they over and above must wish for gain, with a pox to 'em; ay, and for the fine crowns, or scudi di Guadaigne; whence, heaven be praised!
Example #3
The other pledged him briskly and courteously.
Example #4
You shall have rare sport anon, if my cake be not dough, and my plot do but take.
Example #5
After that I went down by the hinder teeth to come to the chaps.
Example #6
Parting from thence, I passed amongst the rocks, which were his teeth, and never left walking till I got up on one of them; and there I found the pleasantest places in the world, great large tennis-courts, fair galleries, sweet meadows, store of vines, and an infinite number of banqueting summer outhouses in the fields, after the Italian fashion, full of pleasure and delight, where I stayed full four months, and never made better cheer in my life as then.