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devour
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Hard Times
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  • The factory-bells had need to ring their loudest that morning to disperse the groups of workers who stood in the tardy daybreak, collected round the placards, devouring them with eager eyes.

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as in: devoured three sandwiches Define
eat rapidly and completely -- usually due to being very hungry
as in: devours crime novels Define
to read, listen, or watch with eager interest
as in: devoured by flames Define
to consume or destroy completely
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