Phrases with "delicious"

At Dendoor, when the sun is setting and a delicious gloom is stealing up the valley, we visit a tiny Temple on the western bank. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

When she saw Dorothy spending her own money on textbooks for the children, it gave her the same delicious sensation that she would have had in bringing off a successful swindle. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Anatole France Look, look again; you will realize the melancholy of those hills that surround Florence, and see a delicious sadness ascend from the land of the dead. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

D. H. Lawrence Many delicious afternoons the two girls spent in a light boat on the river, Winifred always rowing. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins Felicia (having learned the accomplishment from her excellent mother) made him a warm sleeping-draught of eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and spirits, delicious alike to the senses of smell and taste. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Far from caring, it filled me with a reckless, Backfisch pleasure in being dirty, a delicious feeling that I had not had for years. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

And they used to pass many a delicious and fast fleeting hour under the mango trees behind the friendly curtain of bushes till Mrs. Almayer’s shrill voice gave the signal of unwilling separation. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

George Eliot They sat looking at each other in delicious silence — for the first sense of mutual love excludes other feelings; it will have the soul all to itself. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Love is a delicious dream; why should I bring about my own awakening? “The course dictated by all this sense and sentiment was obvious. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Sicilian dainties will not force a delicious relish to that man, over whose impious neck the naked sword hangs: the songs of birds and the lyre will not restore his sleep. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Gissing I think you’ll have a delicious moustache. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Was ever a woman in so shameful and so delicious a situation? At about four o’clock on Saturday afternoon, it happened. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

John Lewis Burckhard The fruits which I tasted at Tayf were grapes of a very large size and delicious flavour, figs, quinces, and pomegranates; but all the other sorts mentioned at Djebel Kora are likewise found here. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Arthur Machen He felt a sense of delicious ease and repose in bones that had been racked and weary, and deep in the heart that had so lately been tormented there was an assurance of comfort — of the battle won. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

I felt as a gambler might feel who had the winnings of others confided to his care; as a drunkard might feel who had been placed in charge of a quantity of the most delicious wines. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Then it rose as by a sweeping curve of beauty, into a firm, calm, severe melody, delicious to the ear, but as cold in the mind’s vision as moonlit sculpture. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

In this way he lived for thirteen months, in a delicious climate, with plenty to eat, half naked, and nothing to do. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Edgar Allan Poe At this particular period of the evening I had never before been in a similar situation, and the tumultuous sea of human heads filled me, therefore, with a delicious novelty of emotion. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

Anthony Trollope It was a delicious moment to her, that in which she was weeping. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing There was an unauthenticated rumour that he had been seen of late, lurking about Wanley. The more boldly speculative gossips looked with delicious foreboding to the results of a marriage such as this. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Kate Chopin All along the journey homeward their presence lingered with her like the memory of a delicious song. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

E. Phillips Oppenheim The coffee was steaming upon the table, a delicious fragrance was in the air. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Here they gave us delicious chirimoyas, a natural custard, which we liked even upon a first trial, also granaditas, bananas, sapotes, etc. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Yet for all that I had sometimes to let my fancies go free, and revel in delicious dreams. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins The delicious silence of the hour is softly disturbed by the voice of the younger lady in the garden. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

George Eliot The delicious sun-rays fell on Romola and thrilled her gently like a caress. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Arthur Machen Three times a day they spread before him a delicious banquet, full of savor and odor and color; three times a day they endeavored to intoxicate him with delicate wine. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Edith Wharton Nona, at first, had found the noise a delicious shelter for her talk with Heuston; but now it was beginning to stifle her. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

A delicious Nocturne followed the Funeral March and, soothed by the music in some mysterious way, my thoughts began wandering back upon my life. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Edgar Allan Poe The scenery which presented itself on all sides, although scarcely entitled to be called grand, had about it an indescribable and to me a delicious aspect of dreary desolation. A Tale of the Ragged Mountains by Edgar Allan Poe [1844]

Arthur Machen He took up the sheets cheerfully, and began in delicious idleness to look over these fruitless efforts. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

They were very simple, with a delicious subtle tune in them, and they were desperately sad. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

The sea was as delicious as it looked, but Bill, though a good swimmer, kept near the edge for fear of sharks. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Edith Wharton The day was cooler — it would have been a good day for New York — and the green air under the willows trembled with a delicious freshness. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

A delicious aroma filled the air and the impatient cook kept smacking his lips expectantly and prodding the rabbit with a fork to see if it were done. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

I read a lot, I went to concerts, to the Opera, to cinemas and the theatres and, when I did not dine out, cooked myself delicious little meals. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Arnold Bennett And, each near a door, the girls gazed at Mr. Povey behind his back, irresolute, but filled with a delicious sense of responsibility. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

It has that delicious vagueness one only finds in German music — a half-developed meaningleaving wide horizons of melodious uncertainty. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have allowed myself the delicious luxury of a complete abandonment to the most sanguine imaginings. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

The appearance of the sky was unusual and fascinating; the breeze wafted to our nostrils an indefinable perfume of wild flowers delicious beyond words. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

D. H. Lawrence It was the old, delicious sublimation, the thinning, almost the vaporizing of himself, as if his spirit were to be liberated. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James Presently, however, everything turned to ease; the breeze from the sea was delicious and the view charming; the people sitting about looked fresh and fair. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Arnold Bennett Hilda sprang up gleefully, and pointed at him a finger of delicious censure. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Pu Songling Soon a delicious perfume of flowers was brought to him by the hot breeze. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Wilkie Collins I was conscious of a delicious lightness of heart. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Walter Scott The narrator affirms, that, looking one day through the key-hole of the door of her chamber, he saw her eating; and that she gave him a piece of bread, which was the most delicious he ever tasted. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Algernon Blackwood His nerves were tingling, and a delicious glow made itself felt all over his body. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

E. F. Benson Middlesex, we must suppose, had somehow come into conjunction with the Dog-star, who had bent his beneficent rays onto the county, and given birth to a whole week-long litter of delicious dog-days. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

To Antonia that Italian journey offered a delicious repose from the fever of London pleasures. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Anatole France Acknowledge that M. d’Anquetil, young and handsome, is a better mate for such a delicious creature, and resign yourself to accept what cannot be altered. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

He fastened his lips greedily upon hers, sucked in her pure delicious breath, violated with his bold hand the treasures of her bosom, and wound around him her soft and yielding limbs. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Andrew Lang Then the lid burst open, and a quantity of delicious little white rolls came tumbling out one after the other, followed by a stream of small fishes all ready cooked. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

A delicious marble Cupid appeared to have just alighted on his pedestal at the upper end of the room. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

E. F. Benson A delicious sensation of power and expansion, Georgie; it is no use my trying to describe it to you, for you have to experience it to understand it. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Guy de Maupassan The orange blossoms exhaled their powerful, delicious fragrance. Fascination by Guy de Maupassan

W. H. Hudson Cold boiled goose and coffee, often with no bread — it sounds strange, but never shall I forget those delicious early Patagonian breakfasts. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Guy de Maupassan I went toward him, with outstretched arms; and he pressed my lips in a long, delicious kiss. Mother and Son by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith The yacht is delicious idleness, but it is idleness. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Algernon Blackwood A delicious warmth of happy comfort, of acceptance, of enthusiasm glowed in her. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Kate Chopin When La Folle came to the broad stretch of velvety lawn that surrounded the house, she moved slowly and with delight over the springy turf, that was delicious beneath her tread. Short stories by Kate Chopin

George Borrow It had been delicious weather, suddenly the Lord breathed forth a frozen blast, the severity of which was almost intolerable; no human beings but ourselves ventured forth. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Nathaniel Hawthorne I doubt whether your last sip will be quite so delicious as you found the first. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

George Gissing Sutherland and he lay about in delicious sunshine, under a marvellous sky, smoking excellent cigars, and talking over old Oxford days. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Wilkie Collins When Oscar takes it, a delicious tingle runs from his hand into mine, and steals all over me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Isabella Bird My camp is by the side of a frequented pathway, close to a delicious spring, much resorted to by Ilyat women, who draw water in mussocks and copper pots, and gossip there. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

To look up at the clear starlit sky was to experience a sensation of delicious coolness. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

E. F. Benson This delicious little luncheon-party had violently excited Adele Brixton: she was thrilled to the marrow at Lucia’s curtsey to the telephone. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Anthony Trollope I won’t write about this, though, for we shall have such a delicious talk. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Claia, Lelipa, Clarinax a Hermit. Of Garlands, Anadems, and Wreathes, This Nimphall nought but sweetnesse breathes, Presents you with delicious Posies, And with powerfull Simples closes. Muses Elizium by Michael Drayton [1630]

They have many kinds of fruit of the nature of the olive, from which delicious oils are extracted. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Guy de Maupassant But I also felt the gentle warmth of her body through her ulster, and that warmth was as delicious to me as a kiss. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Trollope Romance is so delicious!” “But then it’s delicious to be a Duchess,” said Lady Frances, with the slightest touch of irony. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

I think I never knew what really delicious water was till I came here. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith The delicious unvexed country-talk soothed Rhoda, and she looked fondly on the old man, believing that he could not talk on in his sedate way, if all were not well at home. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Jacques Futrelle For a while he lay motionless, with not even the movement of an eye-lash to indicate consciousness, wrapped in a delicious languor. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

She seemed to be tasting some delicious food or smelling a marvellous scent. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

John Locke He that thinks otherwise, let him try if any words can give him the taste of a pine-apple, and make him have the true idea of the relish of that celebrated delicious fruit. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The garden on the top of the wall was a delicious garden, but its situation made it insecure and exposed to interruptions. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Ralph Waldo Emerson They made the best popular literature of the middle ages in the songs of Merlin, and the tender and delicious mythology of Arthur. 2. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

I’m sure of that because sometimes he used to bring back country things, a pheasant or a rabbit or a dish of delicious trout. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

This delicious Loti,” and she picked up “Aziade”—“what an anthropologist he is — with a feminine bias!” Janet was tongue-tied. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

It is with a song, in the original one of the most delicious of his lyrics, that he opens the campaign. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

George Eliot The fluctuations of hope and fear, confined to this one channel, made each day in her presence a delicious torment. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

E. F. Benson You know what Monday morning is, Georgie. I must not neglect my duties though I have to sacrifice my delicious evening here. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

George Eliot Adam himself watched her at first with trembling anxiety, which gave way to surprise and delicious hope. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Algernon Blackwood The shaking willows and the heavy buffetings of the wind against our taut little house were the last things I remembered as sleep came down and covered all with its soft and delicious forgetfulness. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle What a delicious minute it was between each round. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

The little touch of whimsical mockery which she gave to the serious declaration was delicious to him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Mary’s face was a delicious picture of perfect self-control. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Andrew Lang Before the fiddler had time to think, he was ushered into a little room by invisible hands, and there a table was spread for him with all the delicious food he had seen cooking in the kitchen. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The delicious part of this is that there’s plenty of sugar in it. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

H. G. Wells They’ll make no end of a row!” “Lor, you are a Treat!” said cousin Annie, and screamed with laughter at a delicious idea. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Elizabeth Von Arnim San Salvatore from there seemed to be an empty, a delicious blank. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

H. G. Wells But the name is also used for a delicious silly sort of little leather box made years ago in the country round about Grasse. You may have seen one by chance. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Henry Handel Richardson She just said: “Tea’s all ready, dear; and Bowey has made you some delicious scones. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Arnold Bennett Mysterious creature, this child, mysteriously growing and growing in the house! To his mother he was a delicious joy at all times save when he disobeyed his father. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

William Makepeace Thackeray They will have feasts in the bedroom; and that wine will taste more delicious to them than the best out of the Doctor’s cellar. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

George Gissing From lips like Adela’s it is delicious to hear such moral babbling. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

William Henry Hudson We also had some pleasant drinks, made, I suppose, from the juices of fruits, but the delicious alcoholic sting was not in them. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Henry James It has taken delicious long years of security and monotony to produce you. Flickerbridge by Henry James [1902]

E. T. A. Hoffmann It may be conceived how my pulse beat, and also with what a delicious tremor at heart I opened the door of the room in which I was to find her. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Jules Verne This was sugar of rather a reddish color, but nearly transparent and of a delicious taste. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

George Eliot The tide will suit at half-past ten; it will be a delicious time for a couple of hours to row to Luckreth and walk back, before the sun gets too hot. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Arthur Machen And then — but the rest of the night was given to tender and delicious things, and when he went up to bed a scarlet dawn was streaming from the east. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

John Galsworthy A sound — delicious and unwarranted. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

It was a delicious feeling, even though it did cut one’s breath short now and then. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Guy de Maupassan The rain ceased, a light filled the sky, still obscured with clouds, and a mild, balmy, delicious freshness, a freshness of grass and wet leaves, came in through the open window. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Sidney Colvin His vision takes him first into a grove or garden of delicious fruits, having eaten of which he sinks into a slumber, and awakes to find himself on the floor of a huge primeval temple. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli His Highness had passed a good night in spite of not sleeping in a bed, and he was at this moment commencing a delicious breakfast. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

M. R. James The drawing up of a catalogue raisonné would be a delicious occupation for winter. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Frances Hodgson Burnett The flush had faded from her eye-lids and bloomed in delicious rose on her cheeks. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Benjamin Disraeli Lothair roused himself from his delicious reverie, and his countenance became anxious and disquieted. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

E. F. Benson Now tell me all about Riseholme, Georgie; that will give me such a delicious feeling of tranquillity. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

John Galsworthy But her face, oval and dark-eyed, delicious in lip and nose, and a little sad in repose, constantly blurred the outlines of maxillae, thighbones, and the other interesting phenomena of his job. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George Meredith I cannot remember them, unhappily; but for neatness and irony, never was anything so delicious heard. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

There was a big joint of beef and delicious brown-looking gravy. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The present afternoon, however, was a delicious mingling of spring and summer, forming in their union an atmosphere so mild and pure, that to breathe was almost a positive happiness. Fanshawe by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1826]

George Gissing If Mrs. Abbott thought her rather strange, rather abrupt, what did it matter? At Mrs. Rayner Mann’s she passed into a soothing and delicious atmosphere. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Kate Chopin A feeling that was unfamiliar but very delicious came over her. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

A mighty roar came up from the stands, and a wave of terrible but delicious excitement thrilled through me. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

H.G. Wells She thinks heaps of that ass, Wilmerdings.” “Perhaps, Mr. Wilmerdings, you will favour us with that delicious Polonaise of Chopin’s,” said Lady Hammergallow. Everybody else was hushed. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

His travels had given him more than content, for in these last days a faint but delicious excitement had been creeping into his mind. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

E. F. Benson She gave Mrs. Gaskell an account of the announcement in a delicious bit of dialogue. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

I drank here several sorts of delicious wine. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Hazlitt There are two delicious descriptions given of her, one when she is asleep, and one when she is supposed dead. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

E. T. A. Hoffmann So much the more therefore is he annoyed at the bustling host who must needs come and bring the wine just at this supreme, delicious moment. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Leon Trotsky What delicious excitement this was! Soon, however, everything went to pieces: Kruglyakov’s parents vetoed his participation in the theatrical on account of his health. My Life by Leon Trotsky

We’ll sit out all but the waltzes, and you shall tell me official secrets about the Rani. She put us up once, she’s a delicious old thing. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

It thrilled me with a delicious joy to see her walking through the rooms that I knew she would one day call her own. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Benjamin Disraeli I cannot believe but that even his delicious Athens would yield to it. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anatole France Released, alas! from that delicious embrace, we looked at one another with surprise. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

E. F. Benson To-morrow—for after my delicious exercise on the lawn this morning, I do not feel up to more today—tomorrow I should certainly have hoped to call—in the afternoon—and have had a chat with her. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arnold Bennett Happy to the point of delicious pain, she yet yearned forward to a happiness far more excruciating. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

D. H. Lawrence And she felt a little grudge against Whiston, soon forgotten when her host was holding her near to him, in a delicious embrace. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

H.G. Wells This is really a delicious dream!” “And never dreaming of each other. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

The rose-flushed sky looks cool, the air feels cool, one longs to protract the delicious time. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

D. H. Lawrence Love’s young dream is never so delicious as at the virgin age of fifty-three. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The atmosphere, clear of mists, promised one of those fine autumn days so delicious on the sea coast. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Kate Chopin It was filled with friandises, with luscious and toothsome bits-the finest of fruits, pates, a rare bottle or two, delicious syrups, and bonbons in abundance. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Arthur Conan Doyle By observing which of them were pecked by the birds we avoided all danger of poison and added a delicious variety to our food reserve. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Andrew Lang They brought in oak tables, which they spread with silken covers, and placed all sorts of delicious dishes and refreshing drinks on them. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edward Bellamy Owing, perhaps, to my unusually nervous state, I was slower than common in losing consciousness, but at length a delicious drowsiness stole over me. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Guy de Maupassan But he had never felt such a delicious shiver as he did on the day on which he penetrated into that old house in the blind alley in Ménilmontant. Profitable Business by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith She turned her wrist, touching the spot: “Here? You have seen, then, that it is something worn?” There followed a delicious interplay of eyes. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Myriads of happy people were flitting about in white, redeemed as I was; the atmosphere shone with a soft light, the most delicious music floated in it. At Whitney Hall by Ellen Wood [1872]

Gertrude Stein She had an austrian maid for a while who cooked perfectly delicious austrian pastry but she did not keep her long. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

The simple old sailor, with his talk of chains and purchases, made me forget the jungle and the pilgrims in a delicious sensation of having come upon something unmistakably real. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Edith Wharton It was so delicious to cry over imaginary troubles! That evening, after dinner, he surprised her by reverting to the subject of his talk. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Charles Dickens These delicious scents of the shore, mingling with the fresh airs of the sea, made the atmosphere a dreamy, an enchanting one. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Andrew Lang But a cow she seemed, and a cow she was found to be; and when the old woman began to milk her, every pitcher and pan, even to the baler, was soon filled with the most delicious milk. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Besant Juliet had the most charming of faces and the most delicious of figuresmind you, in the year 1823, girls had a chance of showing their figures without putting on a page’s costume. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Algernon Blackwood It was a moment of delicious joy, of exquisite pain, of a blissful, searching dream beyond this world. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Algernon Blackwood There came a whir of cool, delicious wind that instantly died down again and left the atmosphere more still and empty than before. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

It was this last thought that strung up his whole being to a delicious expectation. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

I was walking alone, — it was a delicious moon-light evening. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

It’s delicious to be busy over things one really cares for. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Such a delicious variety of cakes and jams and home-made bread, such nectarines and grapes. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Wilkie Collins Her voice was delicious — clear, cheerful, sympathetic. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Arnold Bennett And amid these violent efforts and brusque delicious physical contacts, Edwin was calmly penetrated and saturated by the mystic effluence that is disengaged from young children. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

T. E. Lawrence By pulling on the sludge bucket we drew enough delicious clear water to quench our thirsts. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

John Galsworthy The air up here would be delicious if only he could rid his nerves of the feeling that mortality was in it. To Let by John Galsworthy

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The delicious food had been eaten, a plate of fruit still before us. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

George Gissing Accordingly he drew a table close up to the open window, through which was blowing a warm, delicious breeze, then he lit the lamp and placed it upon the table. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The ex-prisoner could moon about the shady lanes for days together in a delicious and humanitarian idleness. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Aunt Harriet wiped away a delicious tear. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence She was startled by hearing the bell ring, away in the kitchen, the children came scudding along the passage in delicious alarm. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Richard Burton As soon as his father-in-law had departed for Samarkand, King Shahryar summoned the grandees of his realm and made them a stupendous banquet of all manner of delicious meats and exquisite sweetmeats. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Marjorie Bowen The delicious magic of that moment seemed intolerable; when I held and kissed her, the joy of it seemed unbearable. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Arnold Bennett A delicious wave of joy and of satisfaction animated him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

They were both sleeping too, and, in their sleep their thoughts were all of one another and they shivered and they sighed delicious sighs. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Meredith Every hour when off duty the miserable sentimentalist wandered in that direction, nursing the pangs of a delicious tragedy of emotions; he was like a drunkard going to his draught. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

I find the reaction so very great after a tragedy, my lord, and Shakspeare is such a delicious creature. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Their branches meet overhead nearly all the way, weaving a delicious shade and making a cool tunnel of the long perspective. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sir Walter Scott Two silver lamps, fed with perfumed oil, diffused at once a delicious odour and a trembling twilight-seeming shimmer through the quiet apartment. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Margaret Oliphant Blank darkness dwelt all around; here, falsest, fairest mirage of imagination, palpitated one delicious gleam of light. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

By that time she had heard from Ceylon, a delicious letter with a pen-and-ink sketch at the top. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Arnold Bennett He could show a delicious timidity. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Andrew Lang While she was thus engaged, Cornichon and Toupette wandered away by themselves, and by-and-by arrived at the fountain, whose bubbling waters looked cool and delicious on such a hot day. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The windows were wide open and there was a delicious scent of wallflowers and tea and cake and cobbler’s wax. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

William Makepeace Thackeray Silly woman, how could she ever think of you as anything but the lover of your Matilda? I am in a whirl of delicious joy and passionate excitement. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Elizabeth Gaskell At eight, there was a slight meal of water and PISTOLETS (the delicious little Brussels rolls), which was immediately followed by prayers, and then to bed. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Rudyard Kipling The delicious flight-curves come away on the tape with never a waver. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

I could see a delicious situation, and Raffles conducting it inimitably to a triumphant issue. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

D. H. Lawrence Miss Pinnegar was always like a douche of cold water to Alvina, bringing her back to consciousness after a delicious excitement. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

I was received by a magnificent Oriental butler, and after I had had a delicious bath, dinner, or what Assam was pleased to call breakfast, was “served. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Arnold Bennett She was only pretending that it was a good thing her mother had not seen her: a delicious make-believe. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

She’s a delicious creature, Mrs. Wilmington — don’t you think? That large, indolent nature; Mr. Brandreth says she makes him think of ‘the land in which it seemed always afternoon. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Isabella Bird The best peaches, which are large and of delicious flavour, as well as the best pears, come from the beautiful orchards of Jairud, not far from Kûm. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

E. F. Benson Brilliant! Such a delicious drive: I felt I had to pop in . Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

I had so longed to put this thing through by myself! Even in my extremity it was almost a disappointment to me when his dear, cool voice fell like a delicious draught upon my ears. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Washington Irving I wandered on until I came to a sumptuous palace with a garden adorned with fountains and fishponds, and groves and flowers, and orchards laden with delicious fruit; but still no one was to be seen. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jonathan Swif It vexes me to the pluck7 that I should lose walking this delicious day. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Nathaniel Hawthorne This spring of delicious water was their household well. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Wilkie Collins When I am in a wood, I miss the boundless loveliness of the sky, and the delicious softness that distance gives to the earthly view beneath. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Guy de Maupassant And an eye — her glance was like a slow caress, delicious and unending. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Wilkie Collins Five days of undisturbed tranquillity, of delicious single blessedness, quite restored me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

He had beguiled himself with a delicious certainty. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Henry Handel Richardson The idea of stripping and plunging into ice-cold water began to make a delicious appeal to him. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

A delicious tremor shook him; he exulted, yet with fear. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

D. H. Lawrence It was very delicious to lie thus still, with one’s soul wandering freely and simply in the silver light of some other, simpler, more finely natural world. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence