• WordNet 3.6
    • adj appetent marked by eager desire "a big rich appetent Western city"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Appetent Desiring; eagerly desirous. "Appetent after glory and renown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appetent Desiring; very desirous; eagerly longing.
    • appetent Pertaining to desire or volition. Sir W. Hamilton.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. appetens, p. pr. of appetere,


In literature:

He handed over a piece of hardtack, flinty-surfaced and about as appetizing as a stone.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Jim caught four fish from the bank, and these he fried in a most appetizing manner, after which the boys rested from their labors.
"Messenger No. 48" by James Otis
It was merely an appetizer.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Ripe fruits, served upon green leaves, are always appetizing, even if there is nothing more than toast or rolls to go with them.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
One of the men had shot some squirrels, and their broiling over the coals was appetizing.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And such appetizing smells as lurked in every corner of the house!
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Her own lunch contained no such appetizing delicacy.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
The food in store was extremely easy to prepare and not especially appetizing.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
I hope, however, I am no prig or puritan and so I asked casually if he would care to stop in for an appetizer.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Careful cooking will render the less expensive cuts delightfully appetizing.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous

In news:

Appetizers, sushi, wide range of entrées.
Makes 12 appetizer or 6 main-course servings.
This savory appetizer is simple to prepare and fun to eat.
Lounge open for cocktails and appetizers at 4 pm Wednesdays-Sundays.
Get your mind right with City Paper 's Moveable Feast weekly happy hour.� Our inaugural Feast kicks off this Thursday at Eulogy, with complimentary appetizers and specials on Belgian beer from 5-7 p.m.
Yes, there were plenty of appetizing dishes packed into the back of this simple but appealing new, locally owned eatery on the south side.
Soups, substantial appetizers, salad/light meals, sandwiches, entrees, pizzas, daily dessert specials.
The annual event featured an appetizer and dessert buffet, games, raffle tickets, a costume contest, silent and live auctions, and more.
Here are a few ideas for making your appetizers disappear at record speed.
In Lawrence, prepares his fegalo appetizer.
Even when the concept changed, requests for this complimentary appetizer remained.
The eye-catching salumeria corner just off the kitchen at Il Mulino qualifies as a visual appetizer, with its hanging salamis and sunny wheels of cheese.
Great appetizers are full of flavor to stimulate the appetite, but not so rich that they spoil it.
Description EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make an easy appetizer for a party: Baked Polenta Rounds with Tomato Tapenade .
Photograph by Jenn Ireland season's eatings: Tom Vinolus with an Heirloom Tomato Margarita and a fresh Black Mission fig appetizer.

In science:

As an example (and an appetizer for what is to come), consider the following situation.
Stochastic domination and weak convergence of conditioned Bernoulli random vectors
This section is more an appetizer and encouragement for future works than a complete treatment.
Theory of Zipf's Law and of General Power Law Distributions with Gibrat's law of Proportional Growth
The studies of Bose condensed hydrogen presented here constitute simply the appetizer in the feast of experiments to be carried out.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen