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  1. A manufactured breakfast cereal made of a wheat and bran mixture baked into flakes.
    • 1993, Marcus Miller, in Bass Heroes, Tom Mulhern (ed.), Backbeat Books, page 34:
      Sometimes when I'm feeling my Wheaties, I want to be the one to go out and experiment, and I expect the drummer to help me by keeping it down.
    • 2005, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Symptoms of Withdrawal, William Morrow and Co., page 159:
      Drugs were my Wheaties. My breakfast of champions. They made me feel fortified.
    • 2006, Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, Cinematic Savior, Greenwood Publishing Group, page 79:
      For the first time in the history of the Cinematic Jesus, the traditional barriers that relegated Catholic sensibilities to European-produced films, for example, Il vangelo Matteo (1966), are removed, and Catholic piety becomes as mainstream as Wheaties.

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