Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of devour.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A ritual cannibalism, but one in which the devoured is a willing participant.

    "I'm praying for something that's worth drowning for..."

  • Sabre-Tooth, long-fanged and long-haired, was the chiefest peril to us of the squatting place, who crouched through the nights over our fires and by day increased the growing shell-bank beneath us by the clams we dug and devoured from the salt mud-flats beside us.

    Chapter 21

  • This 'Hoer' book has still somewhat differently than most of them, because according to my opinion reality, dream, fantasy, its and Nichtsein devoured so closely with one another is that one can become dizzy and the own imaginative power thus no borders are set.

    April 2008

  • Sabre-Tooth, long-fanged and long-haired, was the chiefest to us of the squatting place, who crouched through the nights over our fires and by day increased the growing shell bank beneath us by the clams we dug and devoured from the salt mudflats beside us.

    Chapter 21

  • Naples was altogether different, but even here it must be admitted that her conception of deserving people was not at all that set forth in those novels of Dostoievski which Albertine had taken from my shelves and devoured, that is to say in the guise of wheedling parasites, thieves, drunkards, at one moment stupid, at another insolent, debauchees, at a pinch murderers.

    The Captive

  • If she had spoken seriously, it was very ridiculous, he thought, even odious; for he had no reason to hate the good Charles, not being what is called devoured by jealousy; and on this subject Emma had taken a great vow that he did not think in the best of taste.

    Madame Bovary

  • And the battle there was scattered over the face of all the country, and there were many more of the people whom the forest consumed, than whom the sword devoured that day.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • In our last war the sword devoured but five hundred a year: intemperance destroys two hundred a week.

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • If she had spoken seriously, it was very ridiculous, he thought, even odious; for he had no reason to hate the good Charles, not being what is called devoured by jealousy; and on this subject Emma had treated him to a lecture, which he did not think in the best taste.

    Madame Bovary A Tale of Provincial Life

  • But fire and sword devoured them, they're no more.

    Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance

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