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used in Jane Eyre

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a very small quantity — usually of food
  • He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I had feared him, and every morsel of flesh in my bones shrank when he came near.
    Chapter 1 (66% in)
  • The remains of my breakfast of bread and milk stood on the table, and having crumbled a morsel of roll, I was tugging at the sash to put out the crumbs on the windowsill, when Bessie came running upstairs into the nursery.
    Chapter 4 (31% in)
  • Many a time I have shared between two claimants the precious morsel of brown bread distributed at tea-time; and after relinquishing to a third half the contents of my mug of coffee, I have swallowed the remainder with an accompaniment of secret tears, forced from me by the exigency of hunger.
    Chapter 7 (7% in)
  • Having invited Helen and me to approach the table, and placed before each of us a cup of tea with one delicious but thin morsel of toast, she got up, unlocked a drawer, and taking from it a parcel wrapped in paper, disclosed presently to our eyes a good-sized seed-cake.
    Chapter 8 (62% in)
  • "Just a morsel, and a taste of cheese, that's all."
    Chapter 16 (31% in)
  • Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
    Chapter 21 (82% in)
  • — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup?
    Chapter 23 (62% in)
  • I had one morsel of bread yet: the remnant of a roll I had bought in a town we passed through at noon with a stray penny — my last coin.
    Chapter 28 (10% in)
  • "I want a night's shelter in an out-house or anywhere, and a morsel of bread to eat."
    Chapter 28 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "morsel" in Jane Eyre.

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