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devour
used in The Return of the King

3 uses
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  • He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (19% in)
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  • Far above a great cloud streamed slowly westward from the Black Land, devouring light, borne upon a wind of war; but below the air was still and breathless, as if all the Vale of Anduin waited for the onset of a ruinous storm.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- The Siege of Gondor (7% in)
  • Even so things might have gone far otherwise, if Gollum himself had remained unchanged; but whatever dreadful paths, lonely and hungry and waterless, he had trodden, driven by a devouring desire and a terrible fear, they had left grievous marks on him.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (72% in)

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