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devour
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Like most innocent and well-bred young women, she had a devouring curiosity about prostitutes.
  • They were devoured by curiosity as to what Grandma had to say to Scarlett but unless she chose to tell them, they would never know.

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  • These hungry men could devour the whole shoat at one meal and, if they knew of the live hogs, they could commandeer them for the army.
  • "Good God!" cried the doctor, thunderstruck, for it had never occurred to him that the curiosity of a chaste woman concerning her unchaste sisters was so devouring.

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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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