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 Meanings and Examples of FAMISHED
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famished
 a.  extremely hungry; exhausted through want of food or drink
Classic Sentence:
1  The weary time dragged on; they slept again, and awoke famished and woe-stricken.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  The cannon will warn every one to refuse shelter to a man wandering about naked and famished.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
3  An Academician would say that the entertainments of the fashionable world are collections of flowers which attract inconstant butterflies, famished bees, and buzzing drones.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
4  The poor children, including Gavroche, were famished.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
5  One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres--the gigantic heroes of popular legends, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
6  From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  After weeks on the ocean, the Shimerdas were famished for fruit.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
8  Having then reached my normal state, I discovered that I was half famished with hunger; so making a hasty toilet, I went into the other room.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  It was a weary and famished, but still a fighting and menacing army.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI
10  The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  I heard them droning out their death-psalms, little judging they were sung in respect for my soul by those who were thus famishing my body.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
Example Sentence:
1  We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
2  Whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
3  Panic quickly settled in, as I thought of serving cold food to hordes of famished family members, day after day and for weeks.
4  The long drought would famish many people in this area.