[ US /ˈsɝvɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /sˈɜːvɪŋ/ ]
  1. an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    the helpings were all small
    there's enough for two servings each
    his portion was larger than hers
  2. the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    he accepted service of the subpoena
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How To Use serving In A Sentence

  • There are two main approaches: one is a synthetic plug the same shape as a cork that can be placed in the top of the bottle in the same way as a cork and removed with a corkscrew, so preserving the ritual of opening a bottle of wine.
  • So, while the average cup of decaf contains between 6 and 10 milligrams of caffeine per serving, the regulation allows for "decaf" coffee to contain much higher levels of the stimulant, at least 30 milligrams in some cases, according to undefined
  • There are at least a dozen other restrictions aimed at preserving blood supply safety.
  • Place the squash on a warm serving platter and cover. Times, Sunday Times
  • Just before serving, prepare a few small cheese ravioli and place them in each bowl before you add the soup.
  • This so-called ‘prop it’ is a dummy subject, serving merely to fill a structural need in English for a subject in a sentence.
  • He is serving a life sentence with a minimum of eight years. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was haunted by the beauty of the landscape all about, of the natural ferneries then disappearing, and of the domed forest-trees on the slopes, and was fortunate in meeting a gentleman intent on preserving in art the beauties of his country. Sailing Alone Around the World
  • In the days of yore when beer in pubs was served only in pints or quarts, the serving wenches had to keep mental tabs on who drank pints and who drank quarts to get it right when collecting payment.
  • Shanghai Baby is peopled with nimble-witted hedonists. From the point of view of traditional mainstream society, they are moral degenerates and self-serving rebels.
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