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Savor the soup.
  to relish (take great pleasure from); or the pleasure or flavor relished
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savory savor savoring savored savors
Note that unsavory is used almost exclusively to refer to people or situations that are thought to be unethical.
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  • Savor the soup.
  • She savored every minute of the trip.
  • Since his wife died, life had lost its savor.
  • She savored every moment they spent together.

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  • When he ate, he savored every bite as if it were the last he would ever eat.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • The Witch, mouth wide, savoring doom,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • She leaned back on her chair, beaming, as if remembering something savory.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • When she’s alone, she savors her apartment of high ceilings and windows that let in the sky, the new carpeting and walls white as typing paper, the walk-in pantry with empty shelves, her bedroom without a door, her office with its typewriter, and the big front-room windows with their view of a street, rooftops, trees, and the dizzy traffic of the Kennedy Expressway.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Either way, he seemed to savor life more fully than others appeared to, and that was what had first attracted her to him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • I watch the officer closely as I slowly eat my cookies. I savor them as long as I can. I don’t know when I will be eating again.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It

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  • She’d have to savor the moment only in her memory.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Her capacity to savor the change from grammar school was limited; she did not revel in going to different classrooms during the day and being taught by different teachers, nor in knowing that she had a hero for a brother somewhere in the remote senior school.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I’m savoring my coffee, drinking it slowly.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • His mom watches nearby, and he can see that she’s savoring every moment.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The next thread became a grape, one of a huge bunch of grapes that Bella’s brothers were cramming into their mouths—cramming, because now they had so much food that they didn’t have to eat slowly or savor each bite.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I mean, maybe she has had contact with less savory elements in town.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I pulled her close, savoring the feel of her body against my own, thinking how much I’d missed holding her for the past three years.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • We stand there for a moment, staring at each other, savoring it.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Denise, tall, slim, Asian-American, smiled at Mae and closed her eyes, as if savoring the moment.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • AT MAIL call I continued to be blessed with an avalanche of letters, every one of which I savored.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • When he was ten feet from Albert — who was still dead to the world — George drew his hindquarters up under him and, after pausing long enough to fully savor the moment, launched himself in a tremendous leap while at the same time letting loose a terrifying roar.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • But I stayed too long, savoring the moment.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • They held for me none of the theatrics and drama that he clearly savored in them.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I curl up on my own, trying to savor the heat left in the cushions by a body that is no longer there.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I wanted to savor these moments, of them briefly forgetting their troubles, in shared jokes and familial fondness.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • She seemed to savor that word.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Ruby sat on the stool at the counter at Hanson’s Drug Store on Fifty-first Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, savoring a scrumptious strawberry ice cream soda topped with whipped cream, chopped nuts and a Maraschino cherry.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Just . just savoring the moment.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • She took steadying breaths, savoring the hope.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Into the cavern rushed eight of the strongest miners carrying an immense caldron which bubbled and sizzled and sent great clouds of savory steam spiraling slowly to the ceiling.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • I wanted to savor the last few hours before I had to hurt her.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • ) And then by and by, Linnie had just seemed to stop savoring the sight of him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I take my time going uphill, savoring the feel of grass on my knuckles.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • The room smells of old books and last night’s fire and, faintly, something savory from the kitchen—it’s Friday; Terry must be cooking for the weekend.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I take another bite and close my eyes, savoring what is possibly the best pasta that’s ever passed my lips.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • To see the misty-eyed whites who had flagellated themselves with visions of worm-eaten cretins and deprived idiots trounced in a head-on collision of wits was a banquet to be savored again and again.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I said kissing him and savoring the aroma of cigars that always clung to his long beard, "a sunny day for the party!"
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I let her bring the wet towel up to my face again, savoring her warmth as she leaned in closer.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The hyacinths of the river, floating on: during the days of the rebellion they had spoken of blood; on heavy afternoons of heat and glitter they had spoken of experience without savour; white in moonlight, they had matched the mood of a particular evening.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • At which point—brought back to my senses with a punctured libido—I would find myself at the window once more, savoring with longing heart the festivities below.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Porphyrion didn’t give him much chance to savor the moment.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I wanted to savor the gingerbread bite by bite and sip the milk slowly, but I couldn’t help myself.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • He laid his hoe down gently, and savored one last moment of feeling warm soil beneath his bare feet.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • "Everything and nothing," he said, savoring the phrase.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It felt like a lifetime had come and gone since my night with Pippa and I thought how happy I’d been, rushing to meet her in the sharp-edged winter darkness, my elation at spotting her under a streetlamp out in front of Film Forum and how I’d stood on the corner to savor it—the joy of watching her watch for me.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "I’m just sort of savoring it.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I savor the scowl on her face, the hate in her eyes.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Huge platters of fowl stuffed with savory fruits and nuts.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Eyes shining, mouths open, triumphant, they savored the right of domination.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He kissed me as if he’d savor it for the rest of his life.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
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