Savorous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Savorous Having a savor; savory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • savorous Agreeable to the taste; pleasant.
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Quotations

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    “One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.”
  • Warren Chappell
    Warren Chappell
    “The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring”
  • Holbrook Jackson
    Holbrook Jackson
    “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”
  • Edmund Waller
    Edmund Waller
    “The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.”
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    “You must pre-live the future... not re-live the past... and savor the moment.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. savoureux, OF. saveros, L. saporosus,. Cf. Saporous, and see Savor (n.)

Usage

In literature:

There was, strangely enough, in the child, nothing which savored of the presuming or the forward.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A half-hour later, Rankin, steaming into the yard of the Big B Ranch, came upon a scene that savored much of a play.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Now he spoke, and the savor of honey for all was in his words.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Ransom's lips died in a conflict of feeling which forbade any rejoinder that savored of sarcasm.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green
But no one who knew Mr. Gladstone could fail to see that it was the essence, the savor, the motive power of his life.
"Successful Methods of Public Speaking" by Grenville Kleiser
The big waves kissed the wounded sides of the corvette with kisses that savored of danger.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
All schemes for patronizing "the working classes" savor of condescension.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner
They employed a variety of means which seemed to me and my friends to savor more of Popish tyranny than of Christian discipline.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
It was forbidden by the Mosaic decalogue and savored of idolatry.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
There was no savor in that pipe for me.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
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In poetry:

Let me thy power and truth proclaim
To the surviving age;
And leave a savor of thy name
When I shall quit the stage.
"Psalm 71 part 3" by Isaac Watts
They dream: There, by Sepulchre of Savor,
Paradise will open doors for us;
At the footing of the Mount Thabor
The committed hour will thrust.
"The Gates of Paradise" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
I'm off—methinks I smell the long-lost savor;
Hail, platter sound! to poet, music sweet:
Now grant me, Jove, if not too great a favor,
Once in my life, as much as I can eat!
"Reflections of A Poet: On Being Invited To A Great Dinner" by Thomas Gent
Through what tears and sweat and pain,
Must he gain
Fruitage from the tree of life?
Shall it yield him bitter flavor?
Shall its savor
Be as manna midst the turmoil and the strife?
"Mater Amabilis" by Emma Lazarus
The glorious riddle of his rhythmic breath,
His might, his spell, we know not what they be;
We only feel, whate'er he uttereth,
This savors not of death,
This hath a relish of eternity.
"The Sovereign Poet" by William Watson
Deep let us breathe the ripeness and savor of balsam,
Tears that the pines have wept in sorrow sweet,
With its aroma comes beguilement of things forgotten,
Long-past hopes of the years on tip-toeing feet.
"Among the Pines" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

Frozen desserts have always been something Nashvillians love to savor.
It was shortly before midnight on the eve of 2000, and Timothy Fitzgerald Stevenson Cobb was savoring the moment.
Atwater to Savor Oddity In Jets-Broncos Replay.
At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Calvin Lee Reader's The Oregonian got the type of reception horror fans savor: massive walkouts.
Would that everyone could savor Thanksgiving.
Biting into its flesh, I'd savor its succulence as the warm juices dribbled down my chin.
Fall is too short in Oklahoma, so we need to savor it while it's here.
Expanded menu makes Gin Gin's a Petunia 's to savor.
Before turning its eyes to next season, the St Pius X water polo team looks to savor yet another state crown.
The minute the New Orleans Jazz Festival is over, the remembrance of all the food you've just savored leads to the next thought: I bet I could make that at home.
Now customers can savor the grown-up experience of a childhood favorite with the flavors of cookies and crème .
Obama campaign savors hard-fought victory.
Women's volleyball, basketball savor big recruiting hauls .
Thanks for the memories, and this last one worth savoring for Horns.
Savor sweet, juicy peaches this summer with our best recipes to showcase one of our favorite seasonal fruits.
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