Whitman's sampler

Whitman's sampler

1. A box of assorted chocolates made by Whitman's, a US confectionary. Primarily heard in US. I'm bringing a Whitman's sampler to the dinner tonight. I love chocolate, so I was thrilled that my boyfriend gave me a Whitman's sampler for Valentine's Day!
2. By extension, an assortment of something. Primarily heard in US. Boy, this recital is a real Whitman's sampler—a piano virtuoso was just followed by a bunch of kids murdering "Hot Cross Buns" on the flute. The client wants a lot of options, so be sure to give him a Whitman's sampler of designs.
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There was always a bunch of roses or a box of Whitman's Sampler.
BOYS (AND THE MUDDLED MESSAGES THEY SEND) MAKE YOU NUTTIER THAN A WHITMAN'S SAMPLER BOX.
Napa Valley's artisan chocolatier Chris Kollar has come up with quality, grown-up chocolates very different from your average Whitman's Sampler.
Courtney McDermott's collection of short stories, How They Spend Their Sundays, is like a Whitman's Sampler of chocolates secreting fillings from nuts to caramel and marshmallow.
In a nutshell: A veritable Whitman's sampler of vulgarity, which works because of its breezy, hopscotch brevity.
Fine, but is it okay if I only spring for a Whitman's Sampler or an Elvis CD?
Six guys sharing a house on Fire Island for the summer--it's a setup that has spun off an entire subgenre of gay plays and novels, complete with its own conventions and cliches: There will be a Whitman's Sampler of types, including the New Kid, the House Mother, the Aging Queen, the New Age Air-head, the Neurotic Chub, and the Stud, who naturally gets the Twink, whom everyone lusts for.
By and large, the Whitney Biennial's cinematic program, a Whitman's Sampler of film and video work, represents all that is or has been fashionable within the last three years; quality runs a distant second.
Ditto for M&M's Plain, Whitman's Sampler As sorted Chocolates, Hershey's Hugs, and many other chocolate candies.
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This season, audiences around the country will taste a Whitman's sampler of re-mintings of the canonical Continental playwrights, served up in new translation/adaptations by the cream of American dramatists.
So what if the demographics were small as a Whitman's Sampler and less diverse?
The book is more like a Whitman's sampler than a standard memoir - there are tasty morsels to be savored, but there are gaps as well.
Happily, we brave these exhibitions with all the trepidation of picking through a Whitman's sampler because: 1) we're curious, 2) new talent and ideas are intriguing, and 3) hey, these are shorts.
The candy company now sells its product including Whitman's Sampler and Pangburn's Millionaires in more than 50 company-owned retail shops and more than 40,000 wholesale accounts such as drug stores, card and gift stores, grocery stores, department stores and mass merchandising stores throughout the 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.