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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • —A thimbleful, John, he said, just to whet your appetite.
  • The raw morning air whetted his resolute piety; and often as he knelt among the few worshippers at the side-altar, following with his interleaved prayer-book the murmur of the priest, he glanced up for an instant towards the vested figure standing in the gloom between the two candles, which were the old and the new testaments, and imagined that he was kneeling at mass in the catacombs.

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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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