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.
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.
3 For over a year we've been just this side of starvation.
4 They had nursed the wounded, closed dying eyes, suffered war and fire and devastation, known terror and flight and starvation.
5 He knew, and they knew he knew, that slow starvation was the trouble.
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.
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.
8 Genteel starvation, I think--and hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Marija listened with sympathy; it was easy to believe the tale of his late starvation, for his face showed it all.