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  • His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • One was a hunger-bitten, out-of-work clerk, evidently engaged in replying to advertisements; in front of him lay two or three finished letters, and on the ground at his feet were several crumpled sheets of note-paper, representing abortive essays in composition.

    New Grub Street

  • But I found, on taking possession of my new quarters, that the house already contained one single inmate, a poor friendless child, apparently ten years old; but she seemed hunger-bitten, and sufferings of that sort often make children look older than they are.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • His strength shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.

    Job 18.

  • Did you look at his widow, pale with grief, and at his ragged, hunger-bitten children at her side, and see them turn away to share the world's cold pity, or, perhaps, rejected and forlorn, follow the same path to death and hell?

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • "Oh! I believe it, ma'am, but it is hard not to doubt when one's cold and hunger-bitten; he was such a good lad to us afore he took to that miserable drink."

    Nearly Lost but Dearly Won

  • A hunger-bitten traveller with a good dinner in front of him commonly pays no attention for the time being to anything else.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • The picture still moved on: now he was quite alone, the whole hearth-stone was his; he sat there very old and very grey, cold and hunger-bitten; a little while, and a pauper's funeral passed from that hearth into the street -- it was his own -- and what of his soul?

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • A Persian ambassador to London or Paris might boast that, in his native Irân no such spectacles existed of hunger-bitten myriads as may be seen every where during seasons of distress in the crowded cities of Christian

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348

  • Old and gaunt, hunger-bitten even it may be, with loose-jointed, bony limbs, and yellow face; clinging, loyal and brave, to the knightly honor, to the quaint, delicate fancies of his youth, that were dust and ashes to other men.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 48, October, 1861

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