whist

Part of speech: noun

A game of cards played by four persons.

Part of speech: adjective

Made silent or quiet; calmed.

Part of speech: interjection

Hush! be still!.

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Usage examples "whist":

  1. With what contempt would a player of tennis or baseball or whist regard the proposition that his opponent should be merciful to him, and let him win now and then! - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Farewell to Mortlake, murmured Longcluse, as he heard these sounds, with a shrug and his peculiar smile; farewell, the lights, the claret- jug, the whist, and all the rest. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  3. At a small table he recognised Brandes and Stull playing what appeared to be bridge whist with two men whom he had never before seen. - "The Dark Star", Robert W. Chambers.