famished :

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  • v  be hungry; go without food
  • v  deprive of food
  • v  die of food deprivation
    Many famished in the countryside during the drought
  • s  extremely hungry
    they were tired and famished for food and sleep

  • She douses herself with deodorant, wolfs down caviar in front of famished children.
  • The jets from Washington National Airport that normally swoop around the presidential monuments like famished gulls are, for the moment, emblemized by the one that fell; so there .
  • One group of critics has seen The Wrestler, the other is waiting, tongues out like famished dogs, for tomorrow evening's North American premiere.
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  • Repair gear can keep boating trip afloat
    Repair gear can keep boating trip afloat Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:43 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 An hour into a planned three-day fishing trip on the Sabine River, we stumbled onto a mother lode of fat, feisty and seemingly famished white bass. Just about every ...
    June 13, 2013 - Houston Chronicle
  • Campos: "Tamale Lady will not go down!" Options proposed
    06.12.13 - 4:21 pm | Marke B. | She's been slinging her steamy goodness to famished drunkards out of a trash bag in a cooler strapped to a wagon for years with no problem (other than some grumbles about a recent, tiny price hike).
    June 13, 2013 - San Francisco Bay Guardian

  • Tina Brown in Voices
    She did it to fit in with the many other female celebrities turned by unceasing media exposure into what Brown calls a gaggle of "tiny famished ghosts attached to hair weaves."
  • Dan Wheeler in MLB.com
    There will be like 30 burgers from Wendy's, 30 chicken sandwiches, Taco Bell,Wheeler said. "But at that point nobody is picky, so you're not worried about what you're eating. You're famished and you're just trying to fill your belly,...
  • Anthony Lane in nextbook
    But as the New Yorker's Anthony Lane said in his review of the film, "Are we really supposed to be moved by the sight of an unrepentant Nazi parsing Chekhov? That is not culturally nourishing; it is morally famished."

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