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synonyms for famish

  • abstain
  • diet
  • forbear
  • refrain
  • starve
  • deny oneself
  • go hungry
  • not eat
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antonyms for famish

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  • indulge
  • eat
  • glut
  • gorge
  • stuff
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How to use famish in a sentence

But the tendency to famish us displayed by our Rulers was not calculated to improve the morale of a civilian, or any, army.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
Never varlets So triumph'd o'er an old fat man: I was famish'd.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Unless, like the King of Babylon, they were to eat grass in the fashion of beasts, it seemed they must soon famish.
THE PATH OF THE KINGJOHN BUCHAN
But, in the interim, she must starve and famish like a white mouse learning to dance.'
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXLV. JULY, 1844. VOL. LVI.VARIOUS
Domitius therefore by preparing for his defence, and Marsus by seeming determined to famish, both protracted their lives.
THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS, OUT OF THE FIRST SIX ANNALS OF TACITUSTACITUS
Deprive her of that, and you starve her as effectually as you famish a human being by abstraction of food.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 450VARIOUS
Rag was a gambling snob, and Famish a drunken snob,—but they were not specially military snobs.
THACKERAYANTHONY TROLLOPE
In his frozen darkness, it was bitter for him to die famishing; bitter to see his children famish.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONTHOMAS CARLYLE
The last sounds which rang in my ears were the voices of the hungry gnomes, calling out, "Give us our victim; we famish."
TALES OF THE WONDER CLUBM. Y. HALIDOM (PSEUD. DRYASDUST)
Rag lets Famish accompany him to Tattersall's, and sells him bargains in horse-flesh, and uses Famish's cab.
THE BOOK OF SNOBSWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
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WORDS RELATED TO FAMISH

  • abstain
  • deny oneself
  • diet
  • famish
  • forbear
  • go hungry
  • not eat
  • refrain
  • starve
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