devouring

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

A demon addicted to the reprehensible habit of devouring the dead.

They were like a devouring fire, but more violent than ever.

She was listening to the play and devouring Rose with her eyes.

The worm was in the trunk, it has ascended into the fruit, and is devouring it.

And there was no violence among them, or war, or devouring of one another.

Men were biting and devouring each other who ought to live as brothers.

About this time a devouring curiosity for knowledge commenced to possess me.

It was the guidance he was looking for and devouring hungrily.

It must be on––on, or the devouring monster would be upon them.

Instantly the book was opened, and he was devouring a story.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEVOURING

eating

nounconsuming
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