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The Mill on the Floss
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  • But Tom had finished first, and had to look on while Maggie ate her last morsel or two, feeling in himself a capacity for more.
  • "Oh, you greedy thing!" said Tom, when she had swallowed the last morsel.
  • We live from hand to mouth, most of us, with a small family of immediate desires; we do little else than snatch a morsel to satisfy the hungry brood, rarely thinking of seed-corn or the next year’s crop.
  • To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.

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

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