from The Century Dictionary.
- An obsolete past participle of starve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective archaic
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All these considerations determined Count Victor upon an immediate removal from this starven castle and this suspicious host.
He was in the midst of it when the door of the room opened and a beggar looked in -- a starven character of the neighbourhood parish, all bedecked with cheap brooches and babs of ribbon, leading by the hand the little child of his daughter wronged and dead.
Of cinnamon rolls, nothing but cinnamon rolls, rejected for age or deformity but food nonetheless and he stoops touching them, they're heavy and sticky and his, and stooping further X scoops one from the pile picks a red ant from it maybe two and he eats it, eats the sweet roll feeling filthy and blessed, and damned if he doesn't stand there and eat his fill, starven belly pushing out in strange pregnancy before finally he limps away.
a short-legged garron he rode most clumsily, with arms that swung like wings from the shoulders, his boots keeping time to the canter with grotesque knockings against the gaunt and sweating flanks of his starven animal.
"And yet this great profusion of their prince did so smally serve their hungry guts, like starven tikes that were never content with more than enough; at all their collations, assemblies, and sermons, they never left yelling and yelping in pursuit of their prey, Restore!