Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
Naturally she fell to comparing her own fortunes with the fortunes of her friend, for Willouggby's wife had been perhaps the one woman Helen called friend, and this comparison often made the staple of their talk.
Blandly he passed her the jam.
1. a regular and important part or feature of something;
2. an important product, especially a food, that people eat or use regularly;
3. a small thin piece of metal wire bent into the shape of a flattened U with square corners, used to fasten things together, especially sheets of paper
1. showing no strong emotions or excitement; not saying anything very interesting;