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Anna Karenina
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  • Behind him came a peasant, and he too was evidently tired, for he stopped at once without waiting to mow up to Levin, and began whetting his scythe.
  • He glanced at the sky in the interval for whetting the scythes.
  • The old man had been awake a long while, and was sitting up whetting the scythes of the younger lads.
  • But at that very moment Tit stopped of his own accord, and stooping down picked up some grass, rubbed his scythe, and began whetting it.
  • Levin followed him, trying not to get left behind, and he found it harder and harder: the moment came when he felt he had no strength left, but at that very moment Tit stopped and whetted the scythes.

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  • Because there is a force that wants you to realize your destiny; it whets your appetite with a taste of success.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • She says every time I lose it in front of the press, I only whet their appetites for more.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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