Definitions

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  • adv. Hungrily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wanting food; starved.
  • adv. With keen appetite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hungry.
  • Hungrily.

Etymologies

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From hunger +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Nor returned he any more, till the next morning with the like two toastes of bread, and such another Glasse of white Bastard, as he had brought him at the first, continuing the same course for divers dayes after: till the Abbot had eaten (and very hungerly too) a pretty store of dryed Beanes, which Ghinotto purposely, (yet secretly) had hidden in the Chamber.

    The Decameron

  • I sawe them eate rocke weedes as hungerly, as a cowe doeth grasse when shee is hungrie.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • After the ceremony was over, while they were yet in the church, he called for wine, and drank a loud health to the company, and threw a sop which was at the bottom of the glass full in the sexton’s face, giving no other reason for this strange act, than that the sexton’s beard grew thin and hungerly, and seemed to ask the sop as he was drinking.

    The Taming of the Shrew

  • The soil, for all this, has a bleak and barren look; the maize (here called grano Turco) grows thin and hungerly; and the vine is unknown.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Glowing Alp-roses and dark blue gentians abound; but the grass all about grows thin and hungerly.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • After the ceremony was over, while they were yet in the church, he called for wine, and drank a loud health to the company, and threw a sop which was at the bottom of the glass full in the sexton's face, giving no other reason for this strange act, than that the sexton's beard grew thin and hungerly, and seemed to ask the sop as he was drinking.

    Tales from Shakespeare

  • 2257: They eate vs hungerly, and when they are full

    Othello (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • a holy consideration of thy mercy in the beginning of all my actions here: that in all the beginnings, in all the accesses and approaches, of spiritual sicknesses of sin, I may hear and hearken to that voice, _O thou man of God, there is death in the pot_, [2] and so refrain from that which I was so hungerly, so greedily flying to.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

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