RAVENOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RAVENOUS
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ravenous
 a.  extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  Left alone, the minister summoned a servant of the house, and requested food, which, being set before him, he ate with ravenous appetite.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
2  As Estella looked back over her shoulder before going out at the door, Miss Havisham kissed that hand to her, with a ravenous intensity that was of its kind quite dreadful.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
3  He ate in a ravenous way that was very disagreeable, and all his actions were uncouth, noisy, and greedy.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
4  The animals had been frightened, cold, ravenous, wild as forest creatures, the strong attacking the weak, the weak waiting for the weaker to die so they could eat them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  Nevertheless, it may well be believed that since they have such a ravenous finger in the pie, it is deemed but wise to look sharp to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
6  So for several days he had been going about, ravenous all the time, and growing weaker and weaker, and then one morning he had a hideous experience, that almost broke his heart.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
7  There now, and he pushed the rubber tip of the bottle into the nuzzling mouth and the lamb began to suck it with ravenous ecstasy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  They came back to camp wonderfully refreshed, glad-hearted, and ravenous; and they soon had the camp-fire blazing up again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
9  A few minutes later she brought in three covers, and we all drew up to the table, Holmes ravenous, I curious, and Phelps in the gloomiest state of depression.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10  He had mad hungers that grew more ravenous as he fed them.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
11  He, with threefold jaws gaping in ravenous hunger, catches it when thrown, and sinks to earth with monstrous body outstretched, and sprawling huge over all his den.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
12  "If I had a raven or a fox cub I could play with it," said Mary.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  On the way he passed by a mill, and there sat a raven with broken wings, and out of pity he took him and wrapped him in the skin.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
14  Then the peasant pinched the raven's head, so that he croaked and made a noise like krr, krr.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
15  Then the peasant once more pinched the raven's head till he croaked loudly.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
Example Sentence:
1  The ravenous dog upset several garbage pails in its search for food.
2  As Bush prepares to formally enter the race for president, there is a glaring disconnect between his ravenous fundraising and support among the Republican elite, and the reception from everyday voters like Doss, 57.
3  In Sweden, also, where the raven is common, the small black crow is rare.
4  The reason I raven is because I'm still trying to drop some weight for climbing, and in practical terms that means a lot of going to bed hungry.
5  Bring up a raven and he'll pick out your eyes.
6  Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the ravens be gathered together.