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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of famish.

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Examples

  • The holy man takes the farm into his own hands, and nearly famishes both the laborers and the master; till at length their feelings counteract their superstition, and the saint is in the end expelled in his turn.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Could they listen to the plea of reason who had groaned under the calamities of a social state according to the provisions of which one man riots in luxury whilst another famishes for want of bread?

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • That system of labor which saps the health, and shortens life, and famishes intellect, needs, and must receive, great modification.

    On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes: Lecture I

  • Could they listen to the plea of reason who had groaned under the calamities of a social state, according to the provisions of which one man riots in luxury whilst another famishes for want of bread?

    The Revolt of Islam

  • Here, a sewing-woman famishes and freezes; there, mothers murder their children, that those spared may live upon the bread purchased with the burial allowances of the dead starveling; and at the next door young girls prostitute themselves for food.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • They may have hankered for love, fame, and wisdom, but what they hungered to be given was experience ” and both found that the giving famishes the craving.

    That Old Identity Game

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