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  • verb Present participle of gourmandize.


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  • Though she begins by looking for a simple gourmandizing high, Ms. Bone ends her odyssey elegantly, discovering that mushrooms may be the most important—and most hopeful—ingredient of life on Earth.

    What's Magic About Mushrooms Richard Mabey 2011

  • Listen to John Parker, though, and you almost wonder if we're celebrating the wrong man: "Darwin was an indolent, beetle-collecting, drinking, gourmandizing nobody."

    How an Evolutionary Garden Grows 2009

  • Other tales of Hugo's prodigious powers encompass not only his gourmandizing, but also his colossal appetite for the opposite sex.

    The Elegant Variation: TEV 2005

  • Other tales of Hugo's prodigious powers encompass not only his gourmandizing, but also his colossal appetite for the opposite sex.


  • And the pity of it is this — that a man, if he will only restrain his greed, may eat his cake and yet have it; aye, and in so doing will have twice more the flavour of the cake than he who with gourmandizing maw will devour his dainty all at once.

    Framley Parsonage 2004

  • To praise the fumes too highly, or to inhale too deeply is considered low behavior and leaves the guilty person open to suspicions of gourmandizing.

    Marune: Alastor 933 Vance, Jack 1975

  • My sanitarium diet had not prepared me for such gourmandizing as this and I ate steadily while Maxil talked.

    Restoree McCaffrey, Anne 1967

  • Englishmen learned of him their excessiue gourmandizing & vnmeasurable filling of their panches with meates and drinkes, whereby they forgat the vertuous vse of sobrietie, so much necessarie to all estates and degrées, so profitable for all common-wealthes, and so commendable both in the sight of God, and all good men.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (7 of 8) The Seventh Boke of the Historie of England Raphael Holinshed

  • The damsel apprehending that such interruptions to their interviews might, from the gourmandizing propensities of the favourite, be frequent, determined to prevent them for ever; the very next time that puss, as usual, followed her, seizing with savage exultation the harmless creature, she severed with a huge carving knife, its head from its body!

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 383, August 1, 1829 Various

  • The gourmandizing promised to be chiefly at the criminal tables; and before long it was noted that the noxious gentlemen were gradually drifting back to their native sand dunes, and the rough-riding gave way to a more orderly style of horsemanship.

    Zone Policeman 88; a close range study of the Panama canal and its workers Harry Alverson Franck 1921


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