starvation

[ stahr-vey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF starvation

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But the short of it is, Henry found himself facing work or starvation.

Exclusion was to me starvation, and I eagerly adopted the counsel of my companion.

She saw it was reasonable: what fellowship can light have with darkness, or love with starvation?

It was pure kindness, for he would have died slowly otherwise of starvation.

Your costume may save us from starvation if we run short of cash.

My belief was that the only important thing that could happen to us would be starvation.

He was just in time to save them, literally, from starvation.

(With some starvation, the records say,) Our well-fed Independence!

Starvation and the revenge of angry Indians confronted them.

And he pointed to a horse that was dying of starvation, on the edge of what had once been a field of beets.

WORD ORIGIN

1778, noun of action from starve. Famously introduced in English by Henry Dundas during debate in the House of Commons in 1775 on American affairs. It earned him the nickname "Starvation Dundas," though sources disagree on whether this was given in objection to the harshness of his suggestion of starving the rebels into submission or in derision at the barbarous formation of the word. It is one of the earliest instances of -ation used with a native Germanic word.

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