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voracious
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Middlemarch
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  • Even with a microscope directed on a water-drop we find ourselves making interpretations which turn out to be rather coarse; for whereas under a weak lens you may seem to see a creature exhibiting an active voracity into which other smaller creatures actively play as if they were so many animated tax-pennies, a stronger lens reveals to you certain tiniest hairlets which make vortices for these victims while the swallower waits passively at his receipt of custom.

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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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