1 And at the end of a few days they resolved also to devour the women.
2 But you have not the same resources as we; certainly it is much better to devour your enemies than to resign to the crows and rooks the fruits of your victory.
3 The peasants of Asturias are convinced that in every litter of wolves there is one dog, which is killed by the mother because, otherwise, as he grew up, he would devour the other little ones.
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4 in particular, a class of young men who nibble away an income of fifteen hundred francs with the same air with which their prototypes devour two hundred thousand francs a year in Paris.
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5 Marius learned how all this is eaten, and how such are often the only things which one has to devour.
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6 A score of times he had been tempted to fling himself upon Jean Valjean, to seize him and devour him, that is to say, to arrest him.
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7 Weak or strong," repeated Milady, "that man has, then, a spark of pity in his soul; of that spark I will make a flame that shall devour him.
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8 The young officer stood upright before her, awaiting her words as if to devour them.
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9 These hungry men could devour the whole shoat at one meal and, if they knew of the live hogs, they could commandeer them for the army.
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10 He gave this people the nature of the pigeon; wings that never tire; young, more plentiful than the leaves on the trees, and appetites to devour the earth.
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11 The speaker whom he addressed was our sometime friend Marks, who, with that valuable perseverance which characterized him, had come on to Sandusky, seeking whom he might devour.
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12 The dogs come and devour the bacon.
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13 I like her too well, my dear Heathcliff, to let you absolutely seize and devour her up.
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14 Oliver, whose eyes had glistened at the mention of meat, and who was trembling with eagerness to devour it, replied in the negative; and a plateful of coarse broken victuals was set before him.
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15 I began at once to devour this book, and I think that it was the first one I ever had in my hands.
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