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  • A tall grim clock upon the stairs, with long lean hands and famished face, ticked in cautious whispers; and when it struck the time, in thin and piping sounds, like an old man’s voice, rattled, as if it were pinched with hunger.

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  • I’m famished. I need something to eat.
  • The prisoners were famished and exhausted, but if they stopped marching, they were shot on the spot.

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