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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of famish.
  • adj. Extremely hungry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely hungry

Etymologies

Inflected forms. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He went to the bog in the morning on his breakfast of dry stirabout, with a bit of cold stirabout in his pocket to keep off the hungry grass, as the peasant calls famished pains, and walked home to his dry stirabout at night, having walked going and coming eleven Irish miles over and above his day's work.

    The Letters of "Norah" on Her Tour Through Ireland

  • Their experience finds a compelling representative in Leymah Gbowee, who recalled her famished

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  • The sky was a kind of famished blue, insufficiently dressed with a few stretches of muslin clouds.

    Blue sky

  • It was evident that when the goblin girl said "famished" she meant very hungry indeed.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • There are any number of French restaurateurs who will give "famished" Americans exactly what they're used to -- after all, a euro is a euro is a euro.

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  • There are any number of French restaurateurs who will give "famished" Americans exactly what they're used to - after all, a euro is a euro is a euro.

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  • Mr. Stross explained that Google's goal is to feed information to the company's servers like they are some kind of famished beasts: "It has reached out to claim as many books as it can get hold of, as many videos as its users would like to submit, as many different kinds of maps as can be overlaid upon the earth and the sky, and as many of the documents that computer users routinely create for home, office, and school."

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  • I'm not joking, but I could not work out how†"until eventually I stumbled upon my inventory (I'm not even sure how) and finally made him reach the state of" famished "rather than starving.

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  • He was just finishing a chili dog, entirely at ease, and I remembered I was famished.

    Raziel

  • It was a bright sunny Thursday afternoon around 2pm and we were famished.

    Karine Bakhoum: Taking It to the Streets With Bloody Good Food

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