STARVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STARVE
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starve
 v.  become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat; hunger, deprive of food
Classic Sentence: (79 in 6 pages)
1  Let the English mill workers starve because they can't get our cotton but never, never strike a blow for slavery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  The South threw me out to starve once.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Now they'd know what it meant to have fertile fields stripped, horses and cattle stolen, houses burned, old men and boys dragged off to prison and women and children turned out to starve.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  They'd take everything and leave them to starve.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  The war was over, peace had been declared, but the Yankees could still rob her, they could still starve her, they could still drive her from her house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  I won't have you all starve, simply because I've thrown myself at your head.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  Pitty did not wish to criticize but after all-- As for herself, said Pitty, she would rather starve than have such commerce with Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  You wouldn't have let me do anything dishonorable but you would sell yourself to a man you didn't love--and bear his child, so that my family and I wouldn't starve.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
9  And he seemed to take it as a personal affront that I did not starve but put my poker playing to excellent advantage and supported myself royally by gambling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
10  He was willing to let Mother and Rosemary starve with him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
11  But as for the recently impoverished Atlanta people, they could starve and drop in the streets for all the newly rich Republicans cared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
12  As long as I live I'll have to look after him and see that he doesn't starve and that people don't hurt his feelings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
13  It was of no use for them to try to deceive him; he knew as much about the situation as they did, and he knew that the family might literally starve to death.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
14  Both of these last were bright boys, and there was no reason why their family should starve when tens of thousands of children no older were earning their own livings.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
15  He knew all about us, he knew we would starve.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Those who work deserve to eat; those who do not work deserve to starve.
2  The army intends to take the city or simply starve it into submission.
3  Feed a cold and starve a fever.
4  You have built up a huge property empire by buying from wretched people who had to sell or starve.
5  The animals were left to starve to death.
6  Thousands of people will starve if food doesn't reach the city.
7  The poor starve while the rich feast.
8  The political prisoners might starve to death.
9  There was a risk the brain might be starved of oxygen.
10  She refused food and literally starved herself to death.
11  Many of the prisoners looked half starved.
12  Whole communities starved to death during the long drought.
13  I'm absolutely starving -- I missed lunch.
14  Western charities were galvanized by TV pictures of starving people.
15  She's starving herself to try to lose weight.