hunger-starved love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Starved with hunger; pinched by want of food; famished.

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Examples

  • [3783] Neque enim populo Romano quidquam potest esse laetius, no man living so jocund, so merry as the people of Rome when they had plenty; but when they came to want, to be hunger-starved, neither shame, nor laws, nor arms, nor magistrates could keep them in obedience.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If they be of little better condition than those base villains, hunger-starved beggars, wandering rogues, those ordinary slaves, and day-labouring drudges; yet they are commonly so preyed upon by

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Grey-hound bitch came rushing; on us (but whence, or how, I could not imagine) seeming halfe hunger-starved, and very ugly to looke upon.

    The Decameron

  • To be in a place where there are greedy, famished, and hunger-starved devils; amongst factious devils — amidst trading and trafficking devils — O the Lord preserve me!

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And the 'Concert' -- so wonderful, with such a hunger-starved expression in the soul of the player.

    The Grey Room

  • The enemy destined to conquer us at last — the "ravenous, hunger-starved wolf" — already menaced us.

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • His clerical foe, Dr. Parker, afterwards Bishop of Oxford, writes contemptuously of “an hunger-starved whelp of a country vicar,” and in another passage, which undoubtedly refers to Marvell, he speaks of “an unhappy education among Boatswains and Cabin-boys,” whose unsavoury phrases, he goes on to suggest, Marvell picked up in his childhood.

    Andrew Marvell

  • His successors, the 'trencher chaplains' who 'from grasshoppers turn bumble-bees and wasps, plain parasites, and make the Muses mules, to satisfy their hunger-starved panches, and get a meal's meat,' were commoner in Burton's days than in our own, and are to be met in

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 01

  • Also the same watch had stumbled on the dead body of an old woman, clad in rags, lying amongst the rank grass about a little flow; she was exceeding lean and hunger-starved, and in her hand was a frog which she had half eaten.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

  • Now beshrew me if I did not think so; the conceits are as poor as thy habit, and the whole matter like thy self, hunger-starved; prithee leave off

    The Gentlewoman's Companion: or,%0AA Guide to the Female Sex

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