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 Meanings and Examples of WHET
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
whet
 v.  sharpen, as knife; make more keen; stimulate
Classic Sentence:
1  I have an idea that Van Helsing thinks he knows, too, but he will only let out enough at a time to whet curiosity.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  His glimpse that he have had, whet his appetite only and enkeen his desire.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  A glimpse of Mr. Gryce's crestfallen face even suggested that she had done wisely in absenting herself, since the disappointment he so candidly betrayed would surely whet his appetite for the afternoon walk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
4  He resolved to whet it in the galleys and to bear it away with him when he departed.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
5  The poor morsel of food only whetted desire.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  I knew the steely ire I had whetted.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  He saw before him in one of the valleys the gleaming of whetted iron, and advancing, dimly perceived that the shine came from the tool of a man who was cutting furze.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
8  It has only whetted my appetite.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT II
9  But at that very moment Tit stopped of his own accord, and stooping down picked up some grass, rubbed his scythe, and began whetting it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 4
10  Behind him came a peasant, and he too was evidently tired, for he stopped at once without waiting to mow up to Levin, and began whetting his scythe.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 4
11  He glanced at the sky in the interval for whetting the scythes.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 4
12  The old man had been awake a long while, and was sitting up whetting the scythes of the younger lads.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 5
13  Turnus, himself fully armed, awakes his men to arms, and each leader marshals to battle his brazen lines and whets their ardour with varying rumours.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
Example Sentence:
1  The odors from the kitchen should whet my appetite.
2  If the ox falls, whet your knife.
3  I've read an excerpt of the book on the Web and it's whetted my appetite.