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morsel

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Definition a very small quantity — usually of food
  • I ate every tasty morsel.
morsel = a very small quantity
  • She ate it all. Not a morsel remains.
  • morsel = a very small quantity
  • There's a morsel of truth in what she says.
  • looking for any morsel of news
  • I feared, at first, he was going to torture me by unsatisfactory replies, and either leave me quite in the dark concerning what I wanted to know, or force me to drag the information out of him, morsel by morsel, by direct inquiries.
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • I was fully aware that I could pay for my crime at any time, so I ate every morsel as if it were my last meal.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • morsel = tiny bit
  • Where there was a morsel of food on a shelf, there was someone standing in front of it, often with a club in his hand.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • morsel = tiny amount
  • In this way, you will be able to keep yourself supplied with tasty morsels for the rest of your life.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • morsels = very small amounts of food
  • I climbed into garbage cans to hunt for a morsel of food.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • morsel = small quantity
  • Catherine, meanwhile, in the parlour, picking up her morsel of fancy work, had seated herself with it again—for life, as it were.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • 147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • Who awaited them, his beautiful dark face expressionless, and as the last morsels melted on his tray, it struck them.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • As dainty a morsel as ever I grew fat on.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He goes down in huge morsels, head, chest, hips, legs, even the hands and feet.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • I had gnawed into the unsatisfying books and into my own unstocked mind without finding a morsel of peace or understanding.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • In particular I remember a satisfying morsel of chocolate filled with lemon.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • The poor morsel of food only whetted desire.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • (He eats a morsel) You still make superlative custard, Alice.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • We could synthesize every morsel of food, if we wanted to.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • She could not get her morsels of food down her throat; her lips were dry, and she was ready to choke.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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