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  • Surely the Mary Ann Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Sneaked out after dinner for a smoke and a taste of tongue.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • I was brought a tall glass of cold, sour lemonade, and it went down my dry and dusty throat like a taste of paradise, a sensation utterly disconnected from all others as I stood in that small bare room watching Channah Goldsmit clean and salve and plaster the raw, beaten, and burnt skin of the half-conscious man who was the centre of my life.

    O Jerusalem

  • "Thanks, sweetie," Jody said, kissing him on the lips lightly so as not to get a taste of the whore's blood.

    You Suck

  • I hope it was Master Blueskin getting a taste of his own medicine.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • Its brother company, Land-Rover, another member of the Ford Motors group not known for the sparing use of fuel, has recently had a taste of direct action from Greenpeace.

    Wildwood

  • Her face is also preserved in dozens of tapestries, statues, and cameos dotted about this gilded and cupid-encrusted rococo wedding cake of a place as if she is still watching and enjoying the reactions of the millions of visitors flocking to get a taste of her passions.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • I dug out a worn but mostly clean blanket that I kept in the trunk to cover the short-barreled shotgun I stored in the event that I would ever need to give Napoleon's charging hordes a taste of the grape.

    Dead Beat

  • Mrs. Trenor was still at Bellomont, keeping the town-house open, and descending on it now and then for a taste of the world, but preferring the recurrent excitement of week-end parties to the restrictions of a dull season.

    The House of Mirth

  • I said to Marie, “Can you give us a taste of some Dorothy P?”

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

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