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That morning a rumor had reached the village of a famine in the island of Crete.

That was in case of an enemy or a famine when the people might be tempted to eat it.

I could have pronounced him, alone, to be a young man aged by famine and sickness.

This is the usual result of feast after famine, and was to be expected.

In the worst pinches of the famine he stole back to the fires of the gods.

It was the time of the famine, and there was no meat for the dogs.

This famine was not a long one, but it was severe while it lasted.

There was no food, no venison, no fish, nothing to eat at all; there was a famine.

That day, however, was the last on which they suffered from famine.

And now there was famine on Dara for the second time, and they were of no mind to starve quietly.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French famine "hunger" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *famina, from Latin fames "hunger, starvation, famine," of unknown origin.

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