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 Meanings and Examples of DEVOUR
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devour
 v.  consume; eat greedily; destroy completely
Classic Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
1  And at the end of a few days they resolved also to devour the women.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
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.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
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.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
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.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII—M. BAMATABOIS'S INACTIVITY
5  Marius learned how all this is eaten, and how such are often the only things which one has to devour.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
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.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
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.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 52 CAPTIVITY: THE FIRST DAY
8  The young officer stood upright before her, awaiting her words as if to devour them.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
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.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  The dogs come and devour the bacon.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In CLEVER HANS
13  I like her too well, my dear Heathcliff, to let you absolutely seize and devour her up.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  I began at once to devour this book, and I think that it was the first one I ever had in my hands.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
Example Sentence:
1  Men live like fish, the great ones devour the small.
2  A medium-sized dog will devour at least one can of food per day.
3  He seemed to devour me with his flaming glance: physically, I felt, at the moment, powerless as stubble exposed to the draught and glow of a furnace: mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety.
4  The hungry boy was devouring his dinner.
5  The hungry man devoured his dinner.
6  She devoured the new detective story.