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voracious
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Moby Dick
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  • His voracity is well known, and from the circumstance that the inner angles of his lips are curved upwards, he carries an everlasting Mephistophelean grin on his face.
  • In most other parts of the ocean, however, where these fish do not so largely abound, their wondrous voracity can be at times considerably diminished, by vigorously stirring them up with sharp whaling-spades, a procedure notwithstanding, which, in some instances, only seems to tickle them into still greater activity.
  • …Floundered and dived, in play, in chace, in battle, Fishes of every colour, form, and kind; Which language cannot paint, and mariner Had never seen; from dread Leviathan To insect millions peopling every wave: Gather’d in shoals immense, like floating islands, Led by mysterious instincts through that waste And trackless region, though on every side Assaulted by voracious enemies, Whales, sharks, and monsters, arm’d in front or jaw, With swords, saws, spiral horns, or hooked fangs."

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  • In seconds the fire had gone from being something to scoff at under a table to a voracious beast ready to engulf the entire room.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Well, although, not to poop on your party, but you proved what I already knew—that guys who play football know how to play the motherfugging field, and that Katherines dump Colins like Hassans eat Monster Thickburgers: voraciously, passionately, and often.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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