Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective both plant- and flesh-eating; -- said of animals.

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

  • adjective (of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating

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Examples

  • Either must he attain the treasure - for so ran the inexorable logic of the shadow-land of the unconscious - or else sink into the all-devouring sea, the blackness eater of the light that swallowed to extinction the sun each night ... the sun that arose ever in rebirth next morning in the east, and that had become to man man's first symbol of immortality through rebirth.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • Cicero, on the other hand, it seems to me, after the manner of a widespread conflagration, rolls on with all-devouring flames, having within him an ample and abiding store of fire, distributed now at this point now at that, and fed by an unceasing succession.

    On the Sublime

  • Is it territorial, an attempt to reclaim the city from the all-devouring automobile?

    Pedestrian Detection

  • In short, they alone, by their unremitting toil and sacrifice, stood between weak humanity and the all-devouring beast; and they believed it, firmly believed it.

    Chapter 21: The Roaring Abysmal Beast

  • Cicero, on the other hand, it seems to me, after the manner of a widespread conflagration, rolls on with all-devouring flames, having within him an ample and abiding store of fire, distributed now at this point now at that, and fed by an unceasing succession.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • KNEW and feared that space that lurked just beneath me and that ever threatened me like a maw of some all-devouring monster.

    CHAPTER III

  • They discover it's infested with tyranids -- which is to say, horrific all-devouring hordes of alien monsters.

    Blood Angels

  • For the first time since Robert "Mr. Republican" Taft and Progressive leader Henry Wallace opposed the Big Security State sixty years ago, the all-devouring Pentagon budget could be identified as a common enemy.

    Left & Right Against War

  • In a city that girdles the world, all-devouring fire is the worst thing imaginable.

    Some Memorable First Lines

  • The two-metre high breakers, all-devouring, striking the all-devouring sand of the shore would take care of me in a couple of minutes quickly and cleanly, no trace would remain, the ocean would drown me in a couple of waves, the sand would eat my bones, how could anyone feel sorrow on these shores?

    Archive 2009-06-01

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