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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TASTE

Even if you had the brains, you ain't got the taste nor the sperrit in you.

But then, you are told that these objects are not in the style and taste of the people.

In this the Man of Taste is obviously following the reigning fashion.

Nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.

There are then some of you who have a taste for such trifling.

Mrs. Pendarves went to see it, and her criticisms are significant for the taste of the time.

Bernard cares not to eat, but delights only in the taste of fresh water.

Between them then it would have been merely a question of taste on the part of the man.

To those who have not cultivated it, its taste is generally repugnant.

Nor will I taste a morsel of food, even if you keep me forever in your palace.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to touch, to handle," from Old French taster "to taste" (13c.), earlier "to feel, touch" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tastare, apparently an alteration of taxtare, a frequentative form of Latin taxare "evaluate, handle" (see tax). Meaning "to take a little food or drink" is from c.1300; that of "to perceive by sense of taste" is recorded from mid-14c. Of substances, "to have a certain taste or flavor," it is attested from 1550s (replaced native smack (n.1) in this sense). For another PIE root in this sense, see gusto.

Taste buds is from 1879; also taste goblets.

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