American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Greedily predacious; voracious or rapacious.
- n. The action of one that ravens.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eagerness for plunder; rapacity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. devouring or craving food in great quantities
- adj. excessively greedy and grasping
- adj. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
- Present participle of the obsolete verb raven "to prey". (Wiktionary)
“Crigolit and Ashregan were prepared to beat back surgical thrusts by small groups of fast-moving troops, not the kind of ravening firepower which the at'tackers now brought to bear.”
“Crigolit and Ashregan were prepared to beat back surgical thrusts by small groups of fast-moving troops, not the kind of ravening firepower which the attackers now brought to bear.”
“But already the ravening hunger that forced Saehrimnir from his sun-soaked, renewing sleep was threatening to tear out his insides.”
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
“Combing through everything Sotomayor has uttered since Grade Two, the ravening Right managed to find this:”
“We stared at it, as if expecting it to spilt open and disgorge a few ravening werewolves.”
“Viking glyphs of ravening bears decorated the rafters and doors.”
“This was not done because she thought that, were Mr. Wilders to have his say, the streets of England would at once be laid waste by hordes of ravening Muslims bent on murder and mayhem.”
“I refused to consider the idea that that explained their foul, ravening hunger.”
“Accordingly, publishers fell like ravening wolves on the iPad, investing large amounts of money and effort in developing apps to run on the device.”
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