n. eating or drinking of something
British officials say the rules are clear: you can only bring in cheap alcohol and tobacco from the European mainland if it's for your own consumption.
Sentence in Classic:
I had been accustomed, during the night, to steal a part of their store for my own consumption, but when I found that in doing this I inflicted pain on the cottagers, I abstained and satisfied myself with berries, nuts, and roots which I gathered from a neighbouring wood.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Finally, there arose betwixt Isaac and his satellites a deadly feud, concerning the quantity of wine and ale to be allowed for consumption at each meal.
He had gone all to ruin with the drink, however, and lost his power; one of his sons, who was a good man, had kept him and the family up for a year or two, but then he had got sick with consumption.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
He looked into his sickly, consumptive face, and he was more and more sorry for him, and he could not force himself to listen to what his brother was telling him about the association.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The lungs of a consumptive patient are not in the same condition as yours and mine, though they are made on the same plan.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
He had himself a daughter about her age, but whose life was one continued source of anxiety and fear to him from her mother having been consumptive.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context