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  • Although I had already been disabused of the truth of a good many scientifically established beliefs about wolves by my own recent experiences, I could hardly believe that the all-powerful and intelligent wolf would limit his predation on the caribou herds to culling the sick and the infirm when he could, presumably, take his choice of the fattest and most succulent individuals.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Here is the winged thunbergia, the large snouted justicia, the mustard tree of Scripture with its succulent leaves and infinitesimal berries.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Sophie kept her eyes shut as the flow of his weird Nazi grammar, with its outlandishly overheated images of clumps of succulent Teutonic word-bloat, moved its way up through the tributaries of her mind, nearly drowning her reason.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • What we eat is vaguely Thai: chicken, spicy and succulent, a salad of exotic foliage, red leaves, tiny splinters of purple.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • It was warm and companionable in the caravan where we ate; men and women and children all ate casually from bowls, sitting wherever they could find space, dipping the succulent stew up with chunks of bread.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The salty fish flesh, the succulent shellfish.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The boys with the spit gave Ralph and Piggy each a succulent chunk.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • She wore a black necklace which hung down in three coils just above her full, succulent breasts.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I ran to the cactus and gathered a shovelful of the succulent, seedy pears.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • A succulent hash arrived, and Mr. Wolfshiem, forgetting the more sentimental atmosphere of the old Metropole, began to eat with ferocious delicacy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • There was one thing that hadn’t changed in Kabul after all: The kabob was as succulent and delicious as I remembered.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • They stopped under a clump of bananas, the fruit of which, as healthy as bread and as succulent as cream, was amply partaken of and appreciated.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • We were both really full, but dessert—a succulently rich cremeux surrounded by passion fruit—was too good not to at least nibble, so we lingered for a while over dessert, trying to get hungry again.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He saw cooks wearing white paper hats, and plates of steaming food on the counter awaiting serving-food in the most succulent colors: deep red sauces, yellow butter creams.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • This feast is not very succulent; but never mind, I will put up with it for the sake of remaining with you.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Yossarian gorged himself in the mess hall until he thought he would explode and then sagged back in a contented stupor, his mouth filmy with a succulent residue.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I could feel the succulent giving of flesh and bone under my blows, and for a moment I was free.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • She always allowed enough time to cook food perfectly, trying to organize her activities in such a way that she had the peacefulness she needed in the kitchen to be able to prepare succulent dishes exactly as they should be prepared.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • To him strawberries were a holy mystery, jewels of sugar, deep red gems, sweet orbs, succulent rubies.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • That night he enjoyed a hot Turkish bath, a succulent filet carpeted with delicate mushrooms, imported dry sherry, and strawberries in wine.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • A cutting of aloe vera that Lena gave me did not belong anywhere because we had no other succulents.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • What brings you here? I have not seen you for a long time, nor had any of your succulent fruit.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Grilling over the coals, those cutlets from the "bari–outang" soon gave off a succulent aroma that perfumed the air.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • At a distance great enough to keep the smoke away from the guests were the long pits where the meats cooked and the huge iron wash-pots from which the succulent odors of barbecue sauce and Brunswick stew floated.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He hauled stones in off the desert and built a small rock garden outside our doorway, with succulents and a patch of moss.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I’ve heard that rumor, passed on to me in soundless words, the lips hardly moving, as we stood in line outside, waiting for the store to open, lured by the picture of succulent white fillets in the window.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • It skinned easily; the flesh was succulent and tender; and there was enough for all.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Among the trees they were continually cutting with their scythes the so-called "birch mushrooms," swollen fat in the succulent grass.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • What a sweet and succulent morsel: so soft, so salty, so deliciously delectable, it makes me want to wiggle with delight.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The party sachems met here in secret pow-wow in a private dining room and, over succulent oysters, they decided who’d be elected and who mowed down.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He contemplated Harry for a moment as though he was a particularly large and succulent piece of pheasant, then said, " ’The Chosen One,’ they’re calling you now!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • For they garner the succulent berries of the hop and mass and sift and bruise and brew them and they mix therewith sour juices and bring the must to the sacred fire and cease not night or day from their toil, those cunning brothers, lords of the vat.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • You can see giant, distorted heads of corn growing higher than small trees; big saprophytes growing on rocks, with their roots trailing out on the wind like bunches of hair, fathoms long; in some places there are fungus colonies that you’d take at first sight for big white boulders; you can see succulents like barrels, but as big as small houses, and with spines ten feet long.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He unwrapped the paper to reveal two huge, succulent steaks.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Who has not frequently reflected on all the momentous things that we get out of that modest animal, the ornament of poultry-yards, that provides us at once with a soft pillow for our bed, with succulent flesh for our tables, and eggs?
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He would always hesitate to reach the succulent marrow when he was eating a piece of sugarcane, for, as he explained—’I introduce myself gradually into the region of delights.’
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The buzzards fought for it with the rats and the dogs in a perpetual scramble among the deer and succulent capons from Sotavento hanging from the eaves of the market stalls, and the spring vegetables from Arjona displayed on straw mats spread over the ground.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • My master’s hands and mine have always Dipped together and, home or sacred feast, The bowl was beaten bronze, the meats So succulent our teeth accused us of neglect.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • I ran over the white space and down a steep slope, through a scattered growth of trees, and came to a low-lying stretch of tall reeds, through which I pushed into a dark, thick undergrowth that was black and succulent under foot.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Their single succulent spathes ranged from shades of mottled black to blood red and glistening orange.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Those that would stand still of their own will were milked in the middle of the yard, where many of such better behaved ones stood waiting now—all prime milchers, such as were seldom seen out of this valley, and not always within it; nourished by the succulent feed which the water-meads supplied at this prime season of the year.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • All over America, dumbheads, on lesser college campuses, campuses that do not specialize in producing whole men, boys exactly your age are turning over in their sleep and touching the huge, succulent boobs of their girl friends and moaning that they have to get up for their first class at two o’clock in the afternoon.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The air of those rooms was saturated with the fine bouquet of a silence so nourishing, so succulent that I could not enter them without a sort of greedy enjoyment, particularly on those first mornings, chilly still, of the Easter holidays, when I could taste it more fully, because I had just arrived then at Combray: before I went in to wish my aunt good day I would be kept waiting a little time in the outer room, where the sun, a wintry sun still, had crept in to warm itself before the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • They dined on succulent grilled lobster, drenched in real, creamy, rich butter.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • And he thought lusciously of mysterious and succulent food.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • There were succulent rolls visible between sari and blouse.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Your six words are: pink, round, firmness, succulent, supple, and pillowy.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The shrunken fruits grow fat and purplish red; the branches sag under their succulence.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The crabs had arrived from Eastwatch only this morning, packed in a barrel of snow, and they were succulent.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
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