white bread

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white bread

Bread made from white flour.

white′ bread′

any white or light-colored bread made from finely ground, usu. bleached, flour.


usage: This term is used with disparaging intent, implying a contempt for the values of the white middle class.
adj. Informal: Disparaging.
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class; bourgeois: white-bread liberals.
2. bland; conventional.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white bread - bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flourwhite bread - bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
French bread - a crusty sourdough bread often baked in long slender tapered loaves or baguettes
Italian bread - unsweetened yeast-raised bread made without shortening and baked in long thick loaves with tapered ends
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Yes, and his master was a fine man, and prosperous, and always had a great feast of meat twice in the year, and with it white bread, true wheaten bread; in fact, lived like a lord, so to speak.
At first he accepted much of what people brought him--tea, sugar, white bread, milk, clothing, and fire-wood.
'Then I suppose they'll soon bring the white bread and the brown?' Alice ventured to remark.
The old lady was glad to meet the little girl and gave her a slice of white bread and butter which had been used as a door-mat.
On the table were vodka, a flask of rum, white bread, roast mutton, and salt.
A few stray white bread crumbs lay on the cleanly washed floor by the table; putting the lamp upon a low stool he began to pick up the crumbs, carrying them to his mouth one by one with unbe- lievable rapidity.
The woman now called to them that supper was ready, so they gathered around the table and Dorothy ate some delicious porridge and a dish of scrambled eggs and a plate of nice white bread, and enjoyed her meal.
That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings: I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark; all the work of my own hands: freely pencilled houses and trees, picturesque rocks and ruins, Cuyp-like groups of cattle, sweet paintings of butterflies hovering over unblown roses, of birds picking at ripe cherries, of wren's nests enclosing pearl-like eggs, wreathed about with young ivy sprays.
Methinks a good loaf of white bread, with a piece of snow-white cheese, washed down with a draught of humming ale, were a feast for a king."
Levin ate the oysters indeed, though white bread and cheese would have pleased him better.
If Genestas' name came up when the officers gossiped after drill, they were wont to classify him among the men who begin with taking the good-conduct prize at school, and who, throughout the term of their natural lives, continue to be punctilious, conscientious, and passionless--as good as white bread, and just as insipid.
You get husky bread and sour drink by it; and he gets sausage of Lyons, veal in savoury jelly, white bread, strachino cheese, and good wine by it.