appetite


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Sowerby had fourteen people to provide food for she might not have enough to satisfy two extra appetites every day.
The story of my supposed appetite getting wind among the outside passengers, they were merry upon it likewise; and asked me whether I was going to be paid for, at school, as two brothers or three, and whether I was contracted for, or went upon the regular terms; with other pleasant questions.
The reader will easily believe, that from what I had hear and seen, my keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.
There was abundance of such hunters' fare as the neighborhood furnished; and it was all discussed with mountain appetites.
Louis had no excuse - he, indeed, who had the keenest appetite in his kingdom - for saying that he was not hungry.
The servants tell me that she has hardly any appetite.
There was only a poor restaurant on the island, in those days; but his appetite was now ready for anything; he ate whatever was offered to him, like a famished man.
If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment.
There he slept, And dreamed, as appetite is wont to dream, Of meats and drinks, nature's refreshment sweet.
It is der way der rich peoples chases after der appetite when it is no more and is running away.
For my part, I'm a savage beast, and have an appetite for all sorts of poor little living creatures, from a chipmunk to fat babies.
Mr Nickleby used to say--your poor papa, I am speaking of, Kate my dear--used to say, that appetite was the best clock in the world, but you have no appetite, my dear Miss Bray, I wish you had, and upon my word I really think you ought to take something that would give you one.
Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds, or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain -- otherwise it would often be painful to bear -- without affecting the consciousness.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
Hence the one provokes and incites the most languid appetite, and the other turns and palls that which is the sharpest and keenest.