savouring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n savouring 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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Usage

In literature:

The spy, however, could detect nothing that savoured of imposture.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
If thy sadness savour not of envy and fretting, thou should bless him that hereby thou art put to the exercise of spiritual sorrow.
"Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life" by John Brown (of Wamphray)
The saying savours of the fishing population of the east cost.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
It savours of healthy homes and pure beer!
"The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue" by G. Lowes Dickinson
The thing which is denounced is like the savour of forbidden fruit; we rush to eat it.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The excuse becomes a threat and the untruth savours of blackmail.
"Through the Iron Bars" by Emile Cammaerts
My altars there have never been without the savour of fat or of burnt sacrifice and all my dues were paid.
"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler
Nevertheless at intervals she could savour a fashionable restaurant as well as any harum-scarum minx there.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
Jesus would question the new cloak and say it savours of money.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
She savoured life pleasantly, for its daily security was impregnable.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
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In poetry:

You finger my coins,
And savour a brew ...
Feel promise of warmth,
Keen pleasure to you.
"Mendicant" by Jewell Miller
There was Willie, the weaver, laigh in degree;
An' puir as a man in his station maun be;
Aye thin in the body, an' bruckle in health—
His hame it held naething that savoured o' wealth.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And he that of the black seed eateth fruit,
To him the savour as honey shall be sweet;
And he in whom the white seed hath struck root,
He shall have sorrow and trouble and tears for meat.
"Genesis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
A heavy sleep without those dreams that creep
Under curtains alien to remorse, I ask of your bed,
Sleep you can savour after your dark deceits,
You who know more of Nothingness than the dead.
"Distress" by Stephane Mallarme
We'll go no more a-roving by the light of the moon.
If yet we walk together, we need not shun the noon.
No sweet thing left to savour, no sad thing left to fear,
We'll go no more a-roving, but weep at home, my dear.
"We'll go No More A-Roving" by William Ernest Henley
Why should we crave the worldling's wreath,
On whom the Savour deigned to breathe,
To whom His keys were given,
Who lead the choir where angels meet,
With angels' food our brethren greet,
And pour the drink of Heaven?
"First Sunday After Easter" by John Keble

In news:

Stepping into Digby 's for Sunday lunch is like travelling back in time until you savour the traditional food and friendly atmosphere.
Quiet and comfortable Espana is the perfect place to savour flavourful food and wine.
Wellington's festival of food is a favourite for Savour columnist Grant Allen.
After Rod Stewart's tears, Elton John the latest pop icon to savour Celtic win over Barca.
Savour the silence at a Balearic beauty.
Vintners savour late run of sunshine.
People & Places: Savour & Stroll fundraiser set in Tulsa Oct 1.
Savour the slow life on B.C.
Savour the hidden treasure of The Bahamas.
And owner of Savour Wine and Cheese in Gloucester, shows us that, although the up and coming field of molecular gastronomy can be complex, it is very rewarding.
The Hitman celebrates WWE's Attitude Era, savours new video game showcasing it.
Graham McKee admits he's had little time to savour his pairs success in the Bangor Bowls tournament at the weekend.
Apart from all of the benefits of getting in the extra physical activity, these families savour the early day routine as time spent together, enjoying nature, and connecting with the community.
Xavier Rudd savours that healing energy.
Savour the flavour of these soup kitchen recipes.
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