STARVATION in a Sentence

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starvation
 n.  act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Now all that mattered was food enough to keep off starvation, clothing enough to prevent freezing and a roof overhead which did not leak too much.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  It did not seem possible that war had swept over them twice, that they were living in a ravaged country, close to the border of starvation, when this old sweet Christmas hymn was being sung.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  For over a year we've been just this side of starvation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  They had nursed the wounded, closed dying eyes, suffered war and fire and devastation, known terror and flight and starvation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  He knew, and they knew he knew, that slow starvation was the trouble.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Bright lights and wine, fiddles and dancing, brocade and broadcloth in the showy big houses and, just around the corners, slow starvation and cold.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  There ain't nothin that walks can lick us, any more than it could lick him, not Yankees nor Carpetbaggers nor hard times nor high taxes nor even downright starvation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  Genteel starvation, I think--and hope.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  She could just see Aunt Pauline and Aunt Eulalie sitting in judgment on her in the crumbling house on the Battery with little between them and starvation except what she, Scarlett, sent them every month.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
10  Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
11  Grandmother Majauszkiene had lived in the midst of misfortune so long that it had come to be her element, and she talked about starvation, sickness, and death as other people might about weddings and holidays.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
12  The winter went, and the spring came, and found them still living thus from hand to mouth, hanging on day by day, with literally not a month's wages between them and starvation.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  In such a place Ona would not have stayed a day, but for starvation; and, as it was, she was never sure that she could stay the next day.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 10
14  Once again, as when he had come out of the hospital, he was bound hand and foot, and facing the grisly phantom of starvation.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
15  Marija listened with sympathy; it was easy to believe the tale of his late starvation, for his face showed it all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 28
Example Sentence:
1  The West's inaction has put millions of people at risk of starvation.
2  Emergency aid could save millions threatened with starvation.
3  The enemy must decide between surrender and starvation.
4  His long period of starvation had left him emaciated.
5  He said the lack of sustainable food production was contributing to severe shortages which threatened more than thirty million Africans with starvation.