I am afraid there is only too much justice in an opinion that might, at the first blush, seem to savour of self-love.
In fact, such a deed might savour of jealousy and covetousness.
If the salt has lost its savour it will not arrest corruption in the sacrifice that is salted with it.
Thus, earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savour of omnipotence.
If the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
It has the tang of the soil as well as the savour of the blood.
This sentiment, which seems at first to savour of ingratitude, is not in reality difficult to explain.
He scoured his memory to think of anything that might savour of credit.
The names he bestowed inwardly on his master did not savour of respect.
Everything where I live would seem to you to savour of another planet.
mid-13c., from Old French savor "flavor, taste; sauce, seasoning; delight, pleasure," from Latin saporem (nominative sapor) "taste, flavor," related to sapere "to have a flavor" (see sapient).
c.1300, from Old French savorer "taste, breathe in; appreciate, care for," from Late Latin saporare, from Latin sapor (see savor (n.)). Related: Savored; savoring.