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  • "Famished," she said, suddenly realizing just how hungry she was.

    Undercover Vows

  • "Famished," he said, giving her a mock-lecherous glare and smacking his lips.

    From This Beloved Hour

  • Famished and disoriented, wearing only trousers, a pullover shirt and battered shoes, Huanaco wandered the streets of Alto Hospicio, a poor community just outside the city of Iquique.

    Bolivian boy who tried to find his mother ends up in Chile

  • I absolutely loved Ben Okri's Famished Road recently and I'd love suggestions of things in the same vein.

    No Retreat, Baby, No Surrender

  • Though purists might quibble, I'd say there are three distinct types of ghost story – as opposed to tales of horror, which have a different dynamic and purpose, or novels that have ghosts in them, such as Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude or Ben Okri's The Famished Road.

    Kate Mosse's top 10 ghost stories

  • “Famished,” I say, and put my hand down on the floor for leverage as I stand up.

    Dirty Secret

  • Famished at 2 p.m. when I left the doctor's office, I figured I'd settle for French fries or some other less-than-lofty food court fare at the terminal.

    Victoria Moran: Veg and the City

  • Another Nigerian writer, Ben Okri, won the Booker Prize in 1991 for his novel "The Famished Road."

    Tales Out of Africa

  • Famished from his change, he devoured every screaming one of them, his stinger paralyzing them, then his razor-sharp forelegs and crushing mandibles more than equal to the task of devouring flesh and bone.

    Blood Lite II: Overbite

  • She could still hear the distorted, malign whisper in her head: “Famished. . .”

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

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