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  • v. Present participle of famish.


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  • All the charitable institutions have exhausted their means in trying to raise supplies of food for the famishing residents of the garrets and cellars of London lanes and alleys.

    Photo of Jack London On The Eastside of London

  • This I had played for, and when they were well and hungry, I summoned the whole village, made a great harangue, posed as patriarch, and fed the famishing.


  • I summoned the whole village, made a great harangue, posed as patriarch, and fed the famishing.


  • By his advice it was that I laid my store of meat, and in time of darkness fed the famishing.


  • Irreplaceable, worldwide; a blessing for all sides, especially us, because controlling the opium poppy fields means we will have taken over the main source of income for all the barbarian Taliban, famishing the terrorist al Qaeda operations in all the neighboring countries, besides all of the Western Hemisphere cartels and subtle European drug dealerships.

    The Afghanistan Solution

  • He saw from his lofty stand all the dumb show of gallantry, with the comfortable feelings of a famishing creature looking upon a feast which he is not permitted to share, and regarded every extraordinary frisk of the jovial

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Even a few shillings, he said, "would save thousands and thousands of famishing poor."

    New York and the Famine

  • Rastignac felt giddy, like a man who has slept in a forest and wakes to see by his side a famishing lioness.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Sulphur, bitumen, nitre, and iron, enclosed within the bowels of the earth have overturned many a city, opened many a gulf, and we are constantly liable to these accidents attached to the way in which this globe is put together, just as, in many countries during winter, we are exposed to the attacks of famishing wolves and tigers.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Cisalpine, and whom we call Transalpine — famishing mountaineers, inhabiting the Alps and the Apennines.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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