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 Meanings and Examples of FAMINE
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 n.  shortage of food; starvation
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  All deaths are bad enough but there is none so bad as famine.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XII
2  They apprehended my breaking loose; that my diet would be very expensive, and might cause a famine.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
3  It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
4  He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
5  Yet there have been known to be philosophers and plain men who swore by Malthus in the books, and would, nevertheless, subscribe to a relief fund in time of a famine.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
6  It was the same in all the packing house cities; and suddenly the newspapers and public woke up to face the gruesome spectacle of a meat famine.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
7  Once again it was being put about that all the animals were dying of famine and disease, and that they were continually fighting among themselves and had resorted to cannibalism and infanticide.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
8  I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
9  The very rats, which here and there lay putrefying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
10  In return for which indulgence the commons were content to undergo war, siege, and famine.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXII.
11  Nations such as these, quit, as I have said, their native land, when forced by famine, or by defeat in domestic wars, to seek a new habitation elsewhere.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII.
12  The Romans, coming up later, shut in the Volscians between themselves and the town, and, reducing them by famine, forced them to surrender at discretion.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVI.
13  I will send corn to the localities where famine is worst," said Murazov, "for I understand that sort of work better than do the tchinovniks, and will personally see to the needs of each person.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
14  The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX
15  The extremities of famine to which they were reduced, obliged them to eat our two eunuchs, for fear of violating their oath.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XII
Example Sentence:
1  Rear sons for help in old age; and store up grains against famine.
2  Against a background of impending famine, heavy fighting took place.
3  More die by food than by famine.
4  Civil war and famine sent the nation plunging into anarchy.
5  Many people die of famine every year.
6  We made a contribution to the famine relief fund.
7  An emergency fund was set up in reaction to the famine.
8  The television reports about the famine were particularly distressing.
9  Charity organizations have chastised the Government for not doing enough to prevent the latest famine in Africa.
10  Millions of people gave freely in response to the famine appeal.
11  The response of the people to the famine appeal was immediate.
12  Another crop failure could result in widespread famine.
13  If they do, they may help to prevent famine in Africa.
14  The 40% of humanity who lived under Marxist regimes for much of the 20th century endured famines, gulags and party dictatorships.