a. extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey
The ravenous dog upset several garbage pails in its search for food.
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.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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.
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 Context
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 Context