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.