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  • Frieda was all authority and zest.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The dance teacher applauds zestily as he finishes, and Phil, a blush appearing on his light skin, indulges a bow.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The first part of the run was a monologue that Sims delivered with a veteran's artful zest and he stopped talking only to take deep breaths or blow sweat off the edge of his upper lip.†   (source)
  • For the first four years of her life she was a happy, chatty child with a zest for life and a warm relationship with me, with her father, and with her bunny, a cheap, flattened, stuffed animal about four feet tall, emblazoned with white polka dots on a green background.†   (source)
  • 'A million years?' persisted the jeering old man with keen, sadistic zest.†   (source)
  • AT QUINCY he threw himself into his other life as farmer Adams with greater zest than ever, as though determined to make the most of what might be his last extended stay for a long while.†   (source)
  • Maybe a zesty shower will get me moving like the TV commercial.†   (source)
  • If you didn't know her, you'd think her zest comes from malice.†   (source)
  • He was not tall, and his slenderness gave him an air of youthful energy, almost of boyish zest.†   (source)
  • If he closed his eyes as he skipped along down one of the narrow streets he could almost recapture the zest for life that he had known those years before in Calimport.†   (source)
  • I enjoyed her, her energy, her zest.†   (source)
  • Season frog legs with Zesty Cajun Style Seasoning.†   (source)
  • "une merveille," even "big" would do, almost anything but "sweet"—and perhaps it was only my glum silence after this which impelled her to begin to stroke and pump me with a zest that mingled the adroitness of a courtesan and a milkmaid.†   (source)
  • Perhaps that was the trouble: in the years of retirement, however many they might be, he would have no further goals to give any zest to life.†   (source)
  • He did so with wholehearted zest.†   (source)
  • No matter how cynical we try to be, the food is never what we secretly expected; the beds rob us of our sleep and health; the company lacks zest, not to mention how it smells; the toilets are a cruel, cold shock; and at the end of it all, instead of the justice we have a right to expect, as feeling creatures—fzzzt!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She took part in amateur theatricals and with even more zest in shooting competitions.†   (source)
  • He was gentle and tolerant, curbing his rages; and he was pleased to see her with new life, moving around the house with more zest, a softened, rather pathetic look on her face, as if she were clinging to a friend she knew must leave her.†   (source)
  • To deprive her of these fights was to deprive her of all the zest and reasonableness of life.†   (source)
  • Orr persisted impishly with increasing zest.†   (source)
  • Life had had zest in those far-off days, everything was a feast for the eyes and the stomach!†   (source)
  • It therefore had less zest for the few, but more tranquillity for the many.†   (source)
  • He was being super-cautious, he knew, but that added a schoolboy zest to the enterprise.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In the last few weeks, he had come to realize (half sadly, half laughing to himself) that he had grown physically tired (he had one, sometimes two erotic engagements a day), and that although he had not lost his zest for women, he found himself straining his forces to the utmost.†   (source)
  • He unzippers this word with a certain defensive zest as if it sums up all the insufficiencies that have mocked him until this point.†   (source)
  • 8-10 pounds of frog legs
    1 can of beer
    Phil Robertson's Zesty Cajun Style Seasoning
    2 cups flour
    1 stick butter
    1/4 cup garlic-infused grape-seed oil
    2 cups white wine
    bulb of garlic, cloves peeled
    1 cup fresh mushrooms†   (source)
  • So strong was her affection and zest for life, she did not eliminate the frail, sickly Elihue from it.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart brightened instantly at the thought and began rubbing his hands with avaricious zest.†   (source)
  • Your own zest soured in only months.†   (source)
  • You must remember I am not English; I cannot understand this keen zest to be well-bred.†   (source)
  • I ate my scrambled eggs and bitter marmalade with the zest which in youth follows a restless night.†   (source)
  • Hope had returned and with it a new zest for life.†   (source)
  • Your zest —and may your zest-for life-be as little all your life —as I-as mine is for food!†   (source)
  • So much of the keen zest had gone out of life recently.†   (source)
  • This certainty of the morrow gave zest and enthusiasm to life, and the County people enjoyed life with a heartiness that Ellen could never understand.†   (source)
  • Pheoby eager to feel and do through Janie, but hating to show her zest for fear it might be thought mere curiosity.†   (source)
  • Invited by David's mother to pay them many visits, Mr. Sternowitz accepted without too much zest, and after a bare smile from David's father, crowded out of the door in Aunt Bertha's lee.†   (source)
  • Then, in 1892, came twins—boys—to whom Gant, always with a zest for politics, gave the names of Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As Eugene lay in his crib, he heard through the open door the dining-room clatter, the shrill excitement of the boys, the clangor of steel and knife as Gant prepared to carve the roast, the reception of the morning's great event told over and over without variation, but with increasing zest.†   (source)
  • He still had the Gallic twinkle in his black eyes and the Creole zest for living but, for all his easy laughter, there was something hard about his face which had not been there in the early days of the war.†   (source)
  • The zest, the generous affections, the illusions, the despair, all the traditional attributes of Youth—all save this—come and go with us through life.†   (source)
  • He had no real zest for sport, and had not been out a dozen times that season; he had few friends; he visited his aunts; he went to public dinners held in the Catholic interest.†   (source)
  • At times we all seemed children beside him—at most times, but not always, for there was a bluster and zest in Anthony which the rest of us had shed somewhere in our more leisured adolescence, on the playing field or in the school-room; his vices flourished less in the pursuit of pleasure than in the wish to shock, and in the midst of his polished exhibitions I was often reminded of an urchin I had once seen in Naples, capering derisively, with obscene†   (source)
  • This communication lent an added zest to the journey.†   (source)
  • The zest for decoration stopped in the eighteenth century, nor was it ever democratic.†   (source)
  • They talked all the time with unflagging zest.†   (source)
  • One day when Hare felt stronger he took his walk round the farm with new zest.†   (source)
  • So Helen was drawn back to sober realities, in which there was considerable zest.†   (source)
  • The secrecy, the peril, somehow lent this prospect a sweetness, a zest, a delicious fear.†   (source)
  • The situation then took on a singular zest.†   (source)
  • Miss Wilkinson was practically French, and that added zest to a possible adventure.†   (source)
  • Doubt of the real relations of the couple added zest to their curiosity.†   (source)
  • His zest in debauchery might wane, but never Mrs. Cutter's belief in it.†   (source)
  • You'll never know what the high art of hiking is till you TRY LIFE'S ZIPPINGEST ZEST—THE ZEECO!†   (source)
  • They were not difficult and for a girl of Roberta's natural grace and zest, easy.†   (source)
  • She declared that she could stand it, and her zest and willingness seemed to win him over.†   (source)
  • Hoyle was full of zest for the practical details of the building.†   (source)
  • She went her usual rounds with more than usual zest and thrill.†   (source)
  • In his zest and his gaiety he had hung it there.†   (source)
  • He wondered a little that she did not enter into these frivolities with his own zest.†   (source)
  • "Of that there can be no question!" he said, with a zest which covered its bitterness.†   (source)
  • He actually seemed to serve as a zest to Mr. Jaggers's wine.†   (source)
  • Fred carried the letter to the fire, and thrust the poker through it with much zest.†   (source)
  • Doing it before the mothers' eyes was what gave zest to the amusement.†   (source)
  • let reflection rest,
    And plunge into the world with zest!†   (source)
  • The zest of winter was gone.†   (source)
  • There was for Martin in these days a quality of satisfying delight; the zest of a fast hockey game, the serenity of the prairie, the bewilderment of great music, and a feeling of creation.†   (source)
  • Then she wept all the way back to Green Gables, where she sorrowfully put the remainder of the raspberry cordial back into the pantry and got tea ready for Matthew and Jerry, with all the zest gone out of the performance.†   (source)
  • From another point of view—the freedom they possessed, the zest with which they managed to contrive social activities and exchanges—he was drawn to them.†   (source)
  • , smart's a whip, but Stan Graff and all those bums—" The zest of the spring morning was smothered in the stale office air.†   (source)
  • These are the faults of my qualities; and I assure you that I sometimes dislike myself so much that when some irritable reviewer chances at that moment to pitch into me with zest, I feel unspeakably relieved and obliged.†   (source)
  • Jane Withersteen saw Fay's play and her beauty and her love as most powerful allies to her own woman's part in a game that suddenly had acquired a strange zest and a hint of danger.†   (source)
  • Marguerite had hailed the notion of it with delight....Sir Percy was an enthusiastic whip; his four thoroughbreds, which had been sent down to Dover a couple of days before, were just sufficiently fresh and restive to add zest to the expedition and Marguerite revelled in anticipation of the few hours of solitude, with the soft night breeze fanning her cheeks, her thoughts wandering, whither away?†   (source)
  • This incident gives zest to our investigation, however, and I only trust that our little friend will not suffer from her imprudence in allowing this brute to trace her.†   (source)
  • It was a cough, apparently— a man's cough, but a cough unlike any that Hans Castorp had ever heard; indeed, compared to it, all other coughs with which he was familiar had been splendid, healthy expressions of life—a cough devoid of any zest for life or love, which didn't come in spasms, but sounded as if someone were stirring feebly in a terrible mush of decomposing organic material.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • His words about his schoolmaster had, perhaps, less zest in them than his words concerning his cousin.†   (source)
  • The company indeed was perfectly assorted, since all the members belonged to the little inner group of people who, during the long New York season, disported themselves together daily and nightly with apparently undiminished zest.†   (source)
  • They would have over-emphasized the novelty of the adventure, trying to make him feel in it the zest of an escapade.†   (source)
  • I admired the cheerful zest with which grandmother went about keeping us warm and comfortable and well-fed.†   (source)
  • Tess Durbeyfield, then, in good heart, and full of zest for life, descended the Egdon slopes lower and lower towards the dairy of her pilgrimage.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Yet even then she did not utterly lose a sort of thrilling zest in being thrown upon her own responsibility.†   (source)
  • He felt a sudden zest of life; the lights danced before his eyes and the concert hall blazed into unimaginable splendor.†   (source)
  • She walked, rowed, berried, and dreamed to her heart's content; and when September came she was bright-eyed and alert, with a step that would have satisfied the Spencervale doctor and a heart full of ambition and zest once more.†   (source)
  • So he embraced any attraction that made him forget and think and feel; some instinct stronger than intelligence bade him drift......Joe's rolling voice awoke him next morning and he rose with a singular zest.†   (source)
  • More terrible than their rage is the people's laughter, and if it rends tyrants, with equal zest it pursues the saint and wise man and befouls their treasure.†   (source)
  • But the reward itself seemed unpalatable just then: she could get no zest from the thought of victory.†   (source)
  • APART from the momentary thrill and zest of this, the effect was to throw Clyde, as before, speculatively back upon the problem of his proper course here.†   (source)
  • Studies palled just a wee bit then; the Queen's class, left behind in school while the others scattered to green lanes and leafy wood cuts and meadow byways, looked wistfully out of the windows and discovered that Latin verbs and French exercises had somehow lost the tang and zest they had possessed in the crisp winter months.†   (source)
  • Such disappointments only gave greater zest to the nights when we acted charades, or had a costume ball in the back parlour, with Sally always dressed like a boy.†   (source)
  • Martin Lumsen's little boy Willy carried a tasseled banner inscribed "Zenith the Zip City—Zeal, Zest and Zowie—1,000,000 in 1935."†   (source)
  • He was young and strong, or he never could have executed with such zest the undertakings to which he now applied himself, since they involved reading most of the night after working all the day.†   (source)
  • The crude forms in which her friends took their pleasure included a loud enjoyment of such complications: the zest of surprising destiny in the act of playing a practical joke.†   (source)
  • It certainly appeared, as he said, that Mrs. Dorset was the more active participant in the scene: her neighbour seemed to receive her advances with a temperate zest which did not distract him from his dinner.†   (source)
  • And with a suggestion somehow hovering over it all of hope and zest and youth—the hope and zest and youth that is at the bottom of all the constructive energy of the world everywhere.†   (source)
  • These little obstacles to the indulgence of what had been the merest passing fancy created in Sue a great zest for unpacking her objects and looking at them; and at bedtime, when she was sure of being undisturbed, she unrobed the divinities in comfort.†   (source)
  • There was a moment's pause, during which Selden meditated one or two replies calculated to add a momentary zest to the situation; but he rejected them in favour of the simple question: "Well, why don't you?"†   (source)
  • He talked the commonest local twaddle to Arabella with greater zest than he would have felt in discussing all the philosophies with all the Dons in the recently adored university, and passed the spot where he had knelt to Diana and Phoebus without remembering that there were any such people in the mythology, or that the sun was anything else than a useful lamp for illuminating Arabella's face.†   (source)
  • Delighted as she might have been the night before if this gift had been given to her, Roberta now put the box on the table, all the zest that might have been joined with it completely banished.†   (source)
  • She thereupon turned round and lifted her face to his, and remained like a marble term while he imprinted a kiss upon her cheek—half perfunctorily, half as if zest had not yet quite died out.†   (source)
  • When an urgent case summoned him abroad to confer with a client in Paris, he broke reluctantly with the routine of the office; and it was only now that, having despatched his business, and slipped away for a week in the south, he began to feel the renewed zest of spectatorship that is the solace of those who take an objective interest in life.†   (source)
  • She remained with her comrades till dusk, and participated with a certain zest in the dancing; though, being heart-whole as yet, she enjoyed treading a measure purely for its own sake; little divining when she saw "the soft torments, the bitter sweets, the pleasing pains, and the agreeable distresses" of those girls who had been wooed and won, what she herself was capable of in that kind.†   (source)
  • How the Crawleys got the money which was spent upon the entertainments with which they treated the polite world was a mystery which gave rise to some conversation at the time, and probably added zest to these little festivities.†   (source)
  • His approaching departure did not prevent his amusing himself, but rather gave zest to his pleasures.†   (source)
  • Sometimes in pleasant weather it was a consolation to look upon the cow's pranks as an intelligent attempt to play hide and seek, and as the child had no playmates she lent herself to this amusement with a good deal of zest.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, they seemed to add a zest to it by contrast, and were only sufficiently present to serve as an appetising sauce.†   (source)
  • The light soon died away, but the look of suffering remained, and Zossimov, watching and studying his patient with all the zest of a young doctor beginning to practise, noticed in him no joy at the arrival of his mother and sister, but a sort of bitter, hidden determination to bear another hour or two of inevitable torture.†   (source)
  • Novelty in society and adventure were the zest of life to Richard Coeur-de-Lion, and it had its highest relish when enhanced by dangers encountered and surmounted.†   (source)
  • One was short and stocky, powerfully muscled, broad shouldered, robust of limbs, the head squat, the hair black and luxuriant, the mustache heavy, the eyes bright and penetrating, and his whole personality stamped with that southern-blooded zest that, in France, typifies the people of Provence.†   (source)
  • But though he could manage a fight, when need was, Newman heartily disliked the business; his four years in the army had left him with an angry, bitter sense of the waste of precious things—life and time and money and "smartness" and the early freshness of purpose; and he had addressed himself to the pursuits of peace with passionate zest and energy.†   (source)
  • It was seen in his appreciating notice of the vase of flowers, the scent of which he inhaled with a zest almost peculiar to a physical organization so refined that spiritual ingredients are moulded in with it.†   (source)
  • The fatted calf is dressed for me, But the husks have greater zest for me ... I think my pigs will be best for me, So I'm off to the styes afresh.†   (source)
  • Mr. Heathcliff, I believe, had not treated him physically ill; thanks to his fearless nature, which offered no temptation to that course of oppression: he had none of the timid susceptibility that would have given zest to ill-treatment, in Heathcliff s judgment.†   (source)
  • 'I know his amiable nature, and yours,—mere little remarks that give a zest to your daily intercourse—lovers' quarrels that add sweetness to those domestic joys which promise to last so long—that's all; that's all.'†   (source)
  • If I fulfill my expectation,
    You'll let me triumph with a swelling breast:
    Dust shall he eat, and with a zest,
    As did a certain snake, my near relation.†   (source)
  • Such zests as his particular little phial of cayenne pepper and his pennyworth of pickles in a saucer, were not wanting.†   (source)
  • And it is possible that Miss Temple wished to hear more, for her eyes continued fixed for a minute on the door through which the young man had passed, then glanced quickly toward her companion, when the long silence that succeeded manifested how much zest may be given to the conversation of two maidens under eighteen, by the presence of a youth of three-and-twenty.†   (source)
  • It may be that her beauty and all the state and brilliancy surrounding her only gives him the greater zest for what he is set upon and makes him the more inflexible in it.†   (source)
  • The zest is gone, as the English say.†   (source)
  • In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was known throughout the two parishes that the squire's plan had been frustrated because the Poysers had refused to be "put upon," and Mrs. Poyser's outbreak was discussed in all the farm-houses with a zest which was only heightened by frequent repetition.†   (source)
  • To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected to in the abstract, for it denotes a mind that, though disappointed, forswears compromise.†   (source)
  • When the chazzan bore the Torah round, none kissed it with greater zest; when the sheliach read the text, none listened to the interpreter with more absolute faith; and none took away with them more of the elder's sermon, or gave it more thought afterwards.†   (source)
  • "I should say, too," continued Zossimov with zest, "that your complete recovery depends solely on yourself.†   (source)
  • Firmly convinced as he was of the truths revealed to him by his benefactor, and happy as he had been in perfecting his inner man, to which he had devoted himself with such ardor—all the zest of such a life vanished after the engagement of Andrew and Natasha and the death of Joseph Alexeevich, the news of which reached him almost at the same time.†   (source)
  • The view of life as a thing to be put up with, replacing that zest for existence which was so intense in early civilizations, must ultimately enter so thoroughly into the constitution of the advanced races that its facial expression will become accepted as a new artistic departure.†   (source)
  • Such a woman was very small deer to hunt; he felt ashamed, lost all zest and desire to humiliate Lucetta there and then, and no longer envied Farfrae his bargain.†   (source)
  • world so as to startle even Caesar; for know you, child, I have that faculty which is better than any one sense, better than a perfect body, better than courage and will, better than experience, ordinarily the best product of the longest lives—the faculty divinest of men, but which"—he stopped, and laughed again, not bitterly, but with real zest—"but which even the great do not sufficiently account, while with the herd it is a non-existent—the faculty of drawing men to my purpose and holding them faithfully to its achievement, by which, as against things to be done, I multiply myself into hundreds and thousands.†   (source)
  • Nickleby, who talked incessantly, and did something now and then, but not often—and Kate, who busied herself noiselessly everywhere, and was pleased with everything—and Smike, who made the garden a perfect wonder to look upon—and Nicholas, who helped and encouraged them every one—all the peace and cheerfulness of home restored, with such new zest imparted to every frugal pleasure, and such delight to every hour of meeting, as misfortune and separation alone could give!†   (source)
  • He had a due value for the Vincys' house, but the wariest men are apt to be dulled by routine, and on worried mornings will sometimes go through their business with the zest of the daily bell-ringer.†   (source)
  • With inexhaustible zest, the popular press took potshots at feature articles from the Geographic Institute of Brazil, the Royal Academy of Science in Berlin, the British Association, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at discussions in The Indian Archipelago, in Cosmos published by Father Moigno, in Petermann's Mittheilungen,* and at scientific chronicles in the great French and foreign newspapers.†   (source)
  • And certainly Mr. Standish was surprised, but not at all sorry; on the contrary, he rather enjoyed the zest of a little curiosity in his own mind, which the discovery of a second will added to the prospective amazement on the part of the Featherstone family.†   (source)
  • Yet, hast thou food which never satiates, now,—
    The restless, ruddy gold hast thou,
    That runs, quicksilver-like, one's fingers through,—
    A game whose winnings no man ever knew,—
    A maid that, even from my breast,
    Beckons my neighbor with her wanton glances,
    And Honor's godlike zest,
    The meteor that a moment dances,—
    Show me the fruits that, ere they're gathered, rot,
    And trees that daily with new leafage clothe them!†   (source)
  • But the ingenious machinery contrived by the Gods for reducing human possibilities of amelioration to a minimum—which arranges that wisdom to do shall come pari passu with the departure of zest for doing—stood in the way of all that.†   (source)
  • The business was felt to be so public and important that it required dinners to feed it, and many invitations were just then issued and accepted on the strength of this scandal concerning Bulstrode and Lydgate; wives, widows, and single ladies took their work and went out to tea oftener than usual; and all public conviviality, from the Green Dragon to Dollop's, gathered a zest which could not be won from the question whether the Lords would throw out the Reform Bill.†   (source)
  • That the quiet Elizabeth, who had long ago appraised life at a moderate value, and who knew in spite of her maidenhood that marriage was as a rule no dancing matter, should have had zest for this revelry surprised him still more.†   (source)
  • True, that for reasons best known to herself, she had, since Farfrae's dismissal, shifted her quarters from the back room affording a view of the yard (which she had occupied with such zest) to a front chamber overlooking the street; but as for the young man, whenever he passed the house he seldom or never turned his head.†   (source)
  • Moreover, he was beginning to feel some zest for the growing though half-suppressed feud between him and the other medical men, which was likely to become more manifest, now that Bulstrode's method of managing the new hospital was about to be declared; and there were various inspiriting signs that his non-acceptance by some of Peacock's patients might be counterbalanced by the impression he had produced in other quarters.†   (source)
  • Brimming with zest, Doris, who was then seven years old, returned with me to the corner.†   (source)
  • Slaves,
    with their lords no longer there to crack the whip,
    lose all zest to perform their duties well.†   (source)
  • Incredible that anything could happen to take away this bubbling energy, the zest that fills everything I do.†   (source)
  • The gods, it was the gods who sent us sorrow—
    they grudged us both a life in each other's arms
    from the heady zest of youth to the stoop of old age.†   (source)
  • You who plague this palace night and day,
    drinking, eating us out of house and home
    with the lord and master absent, gone so long—
    the only excuse that you can offer is your zest
    to win me as your bride.†   (source)
  • The house rang to her cry of "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" which she uttered whenever something startled her, whether it was splashing grease, a neighbor's loud radio, or the landlord at the door trying to collect the rent a day before it wasdue She was a full-time combatant in the battle of life and flung herself into it with zest, and when she encountered an enemy or a challenger she gave him "a piece of her mind."†   (source)
  • At Duke lane a ravenous terrier choked up a sick knuckly cud on the cobblestones and lapped it with new zest.†   (source)
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