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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • She told me once that she’d devour you one day.
  • One reptile will devour the other.

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  • Are you referring to what I said just now—that one reptile will devour the other?
  • "One reptile will devour the other," Ivan had pronounced the day before, speaking in anger of his father and Dmitri.
  • The horses galloped on, "devouring space," and as he drew near his goal, again the thought of her, of her alone, took more and more complete possession of his soul, chasing away the fearful images that had been haunting it.
  • Let him read, especially to the children, how the brothers sold Joseph, the tender boy, the dreamer and prophet, into bondage, and told their father that a wild beast had devoured him, and showed him his blood-stained clothes.
  • One reptile devours another….
  • He’d have been devoured by lice when he was little, if it hadn’t been for me," he added, describing Mitya’s early childhood.
  • But didn’t you fancy then that what I wished was just that ’one reptile should devour another’; that is, just that Dmitri should kill father, and as soon as possible …. and that I myself was even prepared to help to bring that about?"

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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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