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Definition vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment;
or: a tart spicy quality;
or: add herbs or spices to
  • The zest is gone, as the English say.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He learned to bark at the young cows when they got too frisky and tried to go off on their own; he did so with obvious zest.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • And I feel young and I am young and I have zest for life and I can bear a baby—or many babies—m my own belly.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • But she carried with her a new zest, fueled by the secret she kept inside, and the change in her attitude wasn't lost on people around her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • For some minutes they swam side by side, with the same zest, in the same rhythm, isolated from the world, at last free of the town and of the plague.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Her anxiety about Helen's extraordinary absence was still dormant, and as for a possible brush with Miss Avery-that only gave zest to the expedition.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • They talked all the time with unflagging zest.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The secrecy, the peril, somehow lent this prospect a sweetness, a zest, a delicious fear.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Gone was the zest for life Ronnie had noticed when they first met, and Blaze seemed older, too, as if she'd aged years instead of weeks.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • If you didn't know her, you'd think her zest comes from malice.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Season frog legs with Zesty Cajun Style Seasoning.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • 'A million years?' persisted the jeering old man with keen, sadistic zest.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Yet even then she did not utterly lose a sort of thrilling zest in being thrown upon her own responsibility.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • In her poverty she had met with repulse from the society to which she had belonged, and she had no great zest for renewing an attempt upon it now.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I bounced zestfully up the dormitory stairs.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • He actually seemed to serve as a zest to Mr. Jaggers's wine.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • On the contrary, they seemed to add a zest to it by contrast, and were only sufficiently present to serve as an appetising sauce.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • I enjoyed her, her energy, her zest.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Every motion, every glance had something in it of the pleasure he felt in Carrie, of the zest this new pursuit of pleasure lent to his days.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He did so with wholehearted zest.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout

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