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 Meanings and Examples of NIBBLE
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 v.  bite by little at a time; seize gently with the mouth; eat slowly or in small bits
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  From this tin receptacle Jo produced another manuscript, and putting both in her pocket, crept quietly downstairs, leaving her friends to nibble on her pens and taste her ink.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
2  Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
3  in particular, a class of young men who nibble away an income of fifteen hundred francs with the same air with which their prototypes devour two hundred thousand francs a year in Paris.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
4  A squirrel was perched on Dickon's bent back attentively nibbling a nut.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
5  Ben stopped nibbling his apple.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
6  You have but one fault, O woman, and that is nibbling sugar.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
7  O nibbling sex, your pretty little white teeth adore sugar.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
8  Mice slid in and out of holes or stood upright, nibbling.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
9  Ethan sat speechless, not pretending to eat, but Mattie nibbled valiantly at her food and asked Zeena one or two questions about her visit to Bettsbridge.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
10  She dropped her eyes to her plate and nibbled daintily on a beaten biscuit with an elegance and an utter lack of appetite that would have won Mammy's approval.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
11  The grass had been nibbled short and even, so this stretch was not shaggy and red like the surrounding country, but grey and velvety.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
12  Tom divided the cake and Becky ate with good appetite, while Tom nibbled at his moiety.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
13  Hansel reached up above, and broke off a little of the roof to try how it tasted, and Gretel leant against the window and nibbled at the panes.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Context  Highlight   In HANSEL AND GRETEL
14  In that rosy corner of the sun-baked field Bartholomew, Giles and Lucy polished and nibbled and broke off crumbs.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 13
15  From the wood's edge rabbits bobbed and nibbled.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  He didn't answer, but just continued to nibble at his food.
2  Several manufacturers are also nibbling away at Ford's traditional customer base.
3  He nibbled a piece of bread while drawing a picture.
4  He only drank a cup of black tea and nibbled at a piece of dry bread for his supper.
5  Miss Melville took a cookie and nibbled at it.
6  He nibbled away the apple peel, then ate the flesh.
7  "And now which is which?" she said to herself, and nibbled a little of the right-hand bit to try the effect: the next moment she felt a violent blow underneath her chin: it had struck her foot!