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devour
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The Two Towers
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  • Fire shall devour the high seat.
  • Many fair things Saruman has destroyed: has he devoured the springs of Isen too?

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  • He will be devoured, if the power of the East stretches out its arms to Isengard.
  • When Winter comes, the winter wild that hill and wood shall slay; When trees shall fall and starless night devour the sunless day; When wind is in the deadly East, then in the bitter rain I’ll look for thee, and call to thee; I’ll come to thee again! ENTWIFE.
  • Must we pass this way, where the carrion-beasts devour so many good Riders of the Mark?
  • Grievous is the fall of your men; but you shall see that at least the wolves of the mountains do not devour them.
  • It is said that their lords were men of Numenor who had fallen into dark wickedness; to them the Enemy had given rings of power, and he had devoured them: living ghosts they were become, terrible and evil.
  • War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory.

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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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