bread-and-water love



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  • It is the woman who cannot be content with less than all that is slowly starved to death on a bread-and-water diet and who does not find it out until the end.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Inside was a flat loaf of penance-bread-of the sort that minor criminals condemned to bread-and-water punishments were forced to subsist on-and a waterskin.

    Tran Siberian

  • Expensive technology was for expensive people, and us peasants were perfectly content in our technology-free, bread-and-water bubble.

    Ben Berkon: "The Fruit Stand Guy Has a Nicer Cell Phone Than I Do" - A Comedic Reflection of the Crazy State of Technology

  • Scrooge's abstemious gruel-eating lifestyle might have been applauded as a sign of godliness back in the days of the early bread-and-water saintly ascetic hermits, who lived in caves and said Bah!

    Debtor's Prism

  • Monsieur le Duc fetched her; and if he locked her up at Moncontour, and kept her on bread-and-water; for the rest of her life, I am sure he would serve her right.

    The Newcomes

  • As for that fair young creature, any change as long as it was change was pleasant to her; and for a week or two she would have liked poverty and a cottage, and bread-and-cheese; and, for a night, perhaps, a dungeon and bread-and-water, and so the move to

    The History of Pendennis

  • Inside was a flat loaf of penance-bread — of the sort that minor criminals condemned to bread-and-water punishments were forced to subsist on — and a waterskin.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • As you know, Prodi is an economist, and so it was a very substantive discussion about some of the strategies that were discussed in the President's speech, in terms of reforming the international financial system, the kinds of changes to the bread-and-water institutions that the President talked about and that the G-22 are working on.

    Readout On Bilateral With Prime Minister Prodi

  • Judea was bread-and-water poor then, I guess; populated by a scattering of downtrodden shepherds, and it surely was a far cry from their glory days in Temple Number One, but our friends apparently were busy and content.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • She's been told to stay there, that's all, with prayer and bread-and-water as company.

    The Past Through Tomorrow


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