1 All deaths are bad enough but there is none so bad as famine.
2 They apprehended my breaking loose; that my diet would be very expensive, and might cause a famine.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 DickensGet Context In CHAPTER IV
9 The very rats, which here and there lay putrefying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.
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10 In return for which indulgence the commons were content to undergo war, siege, and famine.
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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 MachiavelliGet Context 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.
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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.
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14 The inhabitants are totally ruined, the hospitals overflow with sick, and famine is everywhere.
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15 The extremities of famine to which they were reduced, obliged them to eat our two eunuchs, for fear of violating their oath.