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  • v. Present participle of devour.

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

  • adj. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous


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  • “I sincerely trust,” said Hilary, “that he has not what they call devouring passions.”

    Flowering Wilderness

  • What becomes of these ardent young spirits, the inner history of journalism in any great city might pathetically show; but the outside world knows them only in the fine frenzy of interviewing, or of recording the midnight ravages of what they call the devouring element, or of working up horrible murders or tragical accidents, or of tracking criminals who have baffled all the detectives.

    A Modern Instance

  • But unfortunately, the "biting and devouring" is there in the Church even today as an expression of a poorly understood freedom.

    Papal Letter about the Lifting of the SSPX Excommunications - the Letter Itself

  • Well .... * grin* I'm devouring (honestly, devouring is the right word) Archangel's Kiss.

    Friday Book Club

  • "Suppose," said the Lion -- "I only say suppose -- both of you ever had a chance of eating me, of -- ahem! in short, devouring your old friend Lal, would you do it?" asked the Lion, with an odd tremble in his voice.

    The Tale of Lal A Fantasy

  • Who doesn’t like coming home from work and getting online with your friends and teaming up to slay some helpless humans with your brain devouring zombies.! » FixnJoystix Presents: LAN Of The Dead!The Jewsh Mourns The Death of Face-To-Face Multiplayer Gaming!

  • It's worth asking then if she believes that American culture must recognize those roots to keep its fundamental identity and shared cultural and human heritage safe from what the pope would describe as a devouring consumer society, secularism and religious pluralism.

    Hillary, Benedict and the Rootedness of Christianity

  • Although it is variously described as a devouring beast that is never satisfied (see Proverbs 27:20) and a gloomy abode (see Job 10:21), it was not a place of punishment, but rather the destiny of all human souls.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • I know what is the matter: they feel dull, they want to work; they are tormented at the idea of devouring their honey instead of making it.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

  • I do recall devouring a delicious bacon cheeseburger in the lobby bar of the PGA National Resort -


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