Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who starves or causes starvation.

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Examples

  • About the only character I could admire was Evelyn, daughter of the starver, who traveled to New York after World War I to attend college and eventually became a professor - how awesome is that?

    Review: A Short History of Women

  • The master starver was a collie named Oscar: near death on Day 45, he recovered after feeding, then survived another 72 days without food.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • In England the _landlord_ is the effectual starver of the soil.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • When it was pointed out that his position involved a premium upon the rich amateur, he merely replied that riches had nothing to do with the question, and that the starver in the garret was not excused for his poverty's sake from the observance of the implacable conditions.

    Widdershins

  • The Italian is diagnosed as a cruel voluptuary: the dog-starver is passed over as such a hopeless fool that it is impossible to take any interest in him.

    The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

  • Oh, starver in the midst of God's plenty! think of the wretched sons of famine, and be wise.

    Ernest Linwood or, The Inner Life of the Author

  • Reading recipes is a handy way for the self-starver to eat vicariously through her eyes.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • Exploiter, starver, racist, endogamist: Roger de Jaham doesn't understand the opprobrium that his community in the Antilles currently suffers, and he howls at "a blasted conspiracy."

    MRZine.org

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