savoring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n savoring taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality "cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most"
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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.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “You must pre-live the future... not re-live the past... and savor the moment.”

Usage

In literature:

He was a square sport, and one that had no use for anything that savored of crookedness.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
True, some of his expressions and gestures savored of the riding-school, but the baroness only smiled at them all.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
In all the history of Cincinnati, this is the only incident we have found that savors of the romantic.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
The proud and happy author himself spoke of his success with a frank complacency which, in any other man, would savor of vanity.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
He loved approbation, and dreaded any thing that savored of ridicule.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
That would savor of a command, a summons, and she was too happily humble for that.
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
It necessarily rises out of an existing state of things, and, for a time, savors of the soil.
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws" by James Buchanan
There are certain girls who would languish in their rooms all day, rather than accept a mouthful of food that savored of charity.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
It was well that the attic should be cleaned, though the savor of the task was gone.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
Thus, earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savor of omnipotence.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
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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 say that all nature is smiling and gay,
And the birds the most happy of all,
But the sparrow, pursued by the sparrowhawk,
Savors more of the wormwood and gall.
"The Darker Side." by Alfred Castner King
Art thou late fruit of spicy savor and scent?
A funeral vase awaiting tearful showers?
An Eastern odor, waste and oasis blent?
A silken cushion or a bank of flowers?
"L'Amour Du Mensonge" by John Hay
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
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:

However, having a new boat built 100 miles from Patagonia practically demands that you stay there for at least one season to savor one of the world's most spectacular cruising grounds.
Savoring Belgian Food, but Not Serenely .
Savor & Swirl: Cab Braised Short Rib .
Savor & Swirl: Cab Braised Short Rib.
Savoring Silvia 's Sense of Place.
Peyton Siva savors college life, looks for big senior year.
The Villain Jack Abramoff is an epic villain, absolutely as sleazy as they get and scandal connoisseurs should savor this.
Savor your slide rule .
101 things to savor, slurp , and suck down.
101 Things to Savor, Slurp , and Suck Down in Chucktown.
Tramp and Lady savor the delicious pasta-bilities of a meal at Tony's… (Disney ).
Savor the season's first blooms over local wines and whiskey and choose from an abundance of outdoor activities just 90 minutes from the city.
Savoring Human Nature in Random Flux.
Crafters galore, antiques to ogle, cafe meals to savor, a slient auction and raffels to fuel the imagination.
Oakdale will savor this victory for a long time .
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