relishing


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Synonyms for relishing

taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality

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Go for the police," I suggested dubiously, little relishing the prospect.
well, God be with him," thought he, relishing his own goodness of heart, "but it must be brought to a head.
He lifted his head to taste the breeze which came sweeping across from the Surrey Downs, keenly relishing the fragrance of the new-mown hay and the faint odour of pines from the distant dark-crested hill.
I asked rather roughly, not relishing to be admonished by this forlorn broken-down ghost.
You are very kind,' said Edwin, glancing about him as though attracted by the notion of a new and relishing sort of gipsy-party.
returned the other, relishing a pinch of snuff extremely.
But, I am not in a very agreeable state, I tell you plainly: not relishing this business, even as it is, and not considering that I am at any time as dutifully and submissively treated by your daughter, as Josiah Bounderby of Coketown ought to be treated by his wife.
The most striking of these was perhaps the relishing manner in which he remarked on the pensioner's infirmities and failings, as if he were a gracious Keeper making a running commentary on the decline of the harmless animal he exhibited.