She herself had no fears of it, and the books scattered about her drawing-room (a part of the house in which books were usually supposed to be "out of place"), though chiefly works of fiction, had whetted Archer’s interest with such new names as those of Paul Bourget, Huysmans, and the Goncourt brothers.
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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.