ZEST's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of zest
Definition:
n. a piece of orange or lemon peel, used to give flavor to liquor; something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste; appetizer
Example:
The element of risk added zest to the adventure of this summer.
Sentence in Classic:
My first feeling of fear had passed away, and I thrilled now with a keener zest than I had ever enjoyed when we were the defenders of the law instead of its defiers.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His approaching departure did not prevent his amusing himself, but rather gave zest to his pleasures.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But the reward itself seemed unpalatable just then: she could get no zest from the thought of victory.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
This certainty of the morrow gave zest and enthusiasm to life, and the County people enjoyed life with a heartiness that Ellen could never understand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
She knew them all so intimately, and had such a peculiar, flamey zest in all their affairs, it was wonderful, if just a trifle humiliating to listen to her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
In America, as everyone knows, girls early sign the declaration of independence, and enjoy their freedom with republican zest, but the young matrons usually abdicate with the first heir to the throne and go into a seclusion almost as close as a French nunnery, though by no means as quiet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Such disappointments only gave greater zest to the nights when we acted charades, or had a costume ball in the back parlour, with Sally always dressed like a boy.
My Antonia By Willa Cather Context
On the contrary, they seemed to add a zest to it by contrast, and were only sufficiently present to serve as an appetising sauce.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected to in the abstract, for it denotes a mind that, though disappointed, forswears compromise.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context