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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPETITE

But as for running him into the ground, they had lost their appetite for such fighting.

Why not speak of the evils of appetite and of envy and jealousy?

His coming seemed to have taken away all of Hiram's appetite.

I had no appetite for breakfast, and life was sustained principally by drink.

The sword over his head would never have spoiled his appetite!

A bird remarkable for the catholicity of its appetite and serving to illustrate that of ours.

To whet my appetite for Egypt now, I have to have something tasty.

The little tastes of apple that he got only whetted his appetite.

Five minutes' sleep—no appetite—no force: You're jolly, now, of course!

I hope you have brought your appetite with you, and intend to play a good knife and fork?'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "craving for food," from Anglo-French appetit, Old French apetit (13c.) "appetite, desire, eagerness," from Latin appetitus "appetite," literally "desire toward," from appetitus, past participle of appetere "to long for, desire; strive for, grasp at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + petere "go to, seek out" (see petition (n.)).

Of other desires or cravings, from late 14c. As an adjective form, OED lists appetitious (1650s) and appetitual (1610s) as "obsolete," but appetitive (1570s) continues.

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