a. extremely hungry; exhausted through want of food or drink
Panic quickly settled in, as I thought of serving cold food to hordes of famished family members, day after day and for weeks.
Sentence in Classic:
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.
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 Context
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 Context