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  • ’I couldn’t eat a morsel,’ replied his wife.
  • He was sitting in a thoughtful attitude, with the plate which the poor fellow had assiduously filled with the choicest morsels, untouched, by his side, when Newman Noggs looked into the room.
  • Nicholas murmured something—he knew not what—in reply; and the little boys, dividing their gaze between the mug, the bread and butter (which had by this time arrived), and every morsel which Mr Squeers took into his mouth, remained with strained eyes in torments of expectation.
  • ’Suppose,’ said Sir Mulberry, pausing with a morsel on the point of his fork, ’suppose we go back to the subject of little Nickleby, eh?’
  • ’Stan’ still,’ said the Yorkshireman, ’and doant’ee speak a morsel o’ talk till I tell’ee.’
  • They scarcely stopped to take a morsel of breakfast, and in less than half an hour arrived at the coach-office: quite out of breath with the haste they had made to reach it in time.
  • ’We’ll avoid these precious morsels of morality if you please, and talk of business.’
  • The penny would be an awkward morsel—but the crown—ha! ha!’
  • It is just half a year since I first saw this delicate morsel, and, oh dear, what a delicate morsel it is!
  • It is just half a year since I first saw this delicate morsel, and, oh dear, what a delicate morsel it is!
  • But is she not a dainty morsel?’
  • This part of the conversation was rather unintelligible; but popular rumour in the neighbourhood asserted that Mr Squeers, being amiably opposed to cruelty to animals, not unfrequently purchased for by consumption the bodies of horned cattle who had died a natural death; possibly he was apprehensive of having unintentionally devoured some choice morsel intended for the young gentlemen.
  • The Master Crummleses had no sooner swallowed the last procurable morsel of food, than they evinced, by various half-suppressed yawns and stretchings of their limbs, an obvious inclination to retire for the night, which Smike had betrayed still more strongly: he having, in the course of the meal, fallen asleep several times while in the very act of eating.

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  • I ate every tasty morsel.
  • She ate it all. Not a morsel remains.

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