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  • The cake is delicious, scrumptious and delectable.
  • We transform farm-fresh ingredients into delectable dishes.
  • They were talking about Lord Lowborough and his delectable lady,
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Making the hard way sweet and delectable.
    Shakespeare  --  King Richard II

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  • The grass you are standing on, my dear little ones, is made of a new kind of soft, minty sugar that I’ve just invented! I call it swudge! Try a blade! Please do! It’s delectable!
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • How delectable it was to think of this baby, her baby, their baby.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • After kola nuts had been presented and eaten, the people of the sky set before their guests the most delectable dishes Tortoise had even seen or dreamed of.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • She had the adorable habit of letting the pink tip of her tongue protrude from her full, delectable lips while she concentrated.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • What a sweet and succulent morsel: so soft, so salty, so deliciously delectable, it makes me want to wiggle with delight.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

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  • Better to abstain from the gardens of delectable delights than to be stuck planting them, dawn to dusk.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I have a dry red from the Arbor, crisp and delectable.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • He liked to sit and lick the carpeting with lust, as if it had been larded with the most delectable gravy he had ever tasted.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Gladys Grierson, one of the more delectable ornaments of the senior class, had been afflicted to a greater extent with Jean Louise’s complaint.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Delectable.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Corn chips could be reconstituted into mash with water and transformed into delectable "chilaquiles," my new prison favorite.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Drifting in the air were what seemed to be a thousand delectable scents: grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and vegetables; melted cheese; tomato sauce; garlic; sausage; fried fish; baked pies; cinnamon and sugar; apple tarts; and on and on.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • That delectable long-lost thing that her grandmother had told her about.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • There is much to be said, however, for the delectable and leisurely anticipation which accompanies the knowledge that it is all ready and waiting and, so to speak, in the bag.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Each man got one delectable puff.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Despite the tension in my stomach, I eat as much as I can, although none of the delectable food makes any impression on me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • All in all, he thought her a delectable puzzle of a creature.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Why dost thou not ascend the delectable mountain which is the source and cause of every joy?
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • What shall we talk about, you and I, now that we’re together in this delectable bird’s nest?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • About Fifteen Minutes Away from home, we stopped for a private And I tasted in our last barrage of delectable a growing sense of dread.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • All right, get ready for something downright delectable!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • These shining doors the goddess closed behind her, and with ambrosia cleansed all stain away from her delectable skin.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He was conscious of the voluptuous flesh of her firm, young-woman’s body straining and beating against him like a humid, fluid, delectable, unyielding tide, her belly and warm, live, plastic breasts thrusting upward against him vigorously in sweet and menacing temptation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • We are wont to imagine rare and delectable places in some remote and more celestial corner of the system, behind the constellation of Cassiopeia’s Chair, far from noise and disturbance.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I will make many dishes and soups and delectable things—that is a word, yes?
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • She pushed a chair up to the tea-table and Mrs. Struthers sank into it delectably.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • So I went over much grass and many flowers and among all kinds of wholesome and delectable trees till lo!
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • Transparent, manifold, scalloped along their inward edges like the valves of a sea creature, they moved delectably on the air of the open window.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Also he took the cup that stood tofore him for him needed never none asking nor desiring of him to drink and, Now drink, said he, fully delectably, and he quaffed as far as he might to their both’s health for he was a passing good man of his lustiness.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Bring those delectables over here and give us a kiss.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • I know not whether it is owing to the tenderness of early associations, but this portion of New York appears to many persons the most delectable.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • During these delectable entertainments, Miss Wirt and the chaperon sate by, and conned over the peerage, and talked about the nobility.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • For instance, there was a glass pickle-jar, filled with fragments of Gibraltar rock; not, indeed, splinters of the veritable stone foundation of the famous fortress, but bits of delectable candy, neatly done up in white paper.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves’ head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves’ brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And then there were apple pies, and peach pies, and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums, and peaches, and pears, and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, all mingled higgledy-piggledy, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst—Heaven bless the mark!
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • We ate with relish, fishing for delectable pieces of chicken with our chopsticks, chewing happily, and spitting our bones on the ground.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Evening now approached, (For we have also our evening and our morn, We ours for change delectable, not need;) Forthwith from dance to sweet repast they turn Desirous; all in circles as they stood, Tables are set, and on a sudden piled With Angels food, and rubied nectar flows In pearl, in diamond, and massy gold, Fruit of delicious vines, the growth of Heaven.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The menu had been full of the most delectable cuisine: Vietnamese bouillabaisse, escargot tortellini, chorizo dumplings.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She was the delectable bait.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • You’re twenty-one and composed of fresh, juicy, tender, delectable man-flesh.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Three spits were turning, loaded with chickens, with pigeons and with joints of mutton, and a delectable odor of roast meat and of gravy flowing ever crisp brown skin arose from the hearth, kindled merriment, caused mouths to water.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  A Piece of String
  • The fact that the money freed her temporarily from all minor obligations obscured her sense of the greater one it represented, and having never before known what it was to command so large a sum, she lingered delectably over the amusement of spending it.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And all this time Roberta at his side was imagining that she was not going to anything but marriage—to-morrow morning sure; and now only to the passing pleasure of seeing this beautiful lake of which he had been talking—talking, as though it were something more important and delectable than any that had as yet been in her or his life for that matter.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Now, Kate thought thus SO hurriedly, and the surprise was so great, and moreover brought back so forcibly the recollection of what had passed at Ralph’s delectable dinner, that she turned extremely pale and appeared greatly agitated, which symptoms being observed by Mrs Nickleby, were at once set down by that acute lady as being caused and occasioned by violent love.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
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