devoured

[ dih-vou-uh r, -vou-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF devoured
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVOURED

But the torment of spirit moved faster than ever and devoured me.

It were better for me to have been devoured by the dragon, as my poor companions were.

They declared that Rhiannon had devoured the child, her own baby.

The dogs had devoured even the entrails of the seal, and began to gnaw their traces.

He devoured it eagerly—nor was it forgotten as soon as finished.

For two years he devoured an incalculable number of volumes.

But as he passed his claws through her hair, he tore off a bit of her skin and devoured it.

Now the woman wanted to call for help, but the panther seized and devoured her.

“A panther has devoured our mother and our brother,” said the girls.

“A panther has devoured our mother and brother,” said the girls.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French devorer (12c.) "devour, swallow up, engulf," from Latin devorare "swallow down, accept eagerly," from de- "down" (see de-) + vorare "to swallow" (see voracity). Related: Devoured; devouring.

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