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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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devour
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • And then Harry heard a thin, piteous human scream from amidst the terrible commotion, the thunder of devouring flame.
  • "The door, get to the door, the door!" screamed Malfoy in Harry’s ear, and Harry sped up, following Ron, Hermione, and Goyle through the billowing black smoke, hardly able to breathe: and all around them the last few objects unburned by the devouring flames were flung into the air, as the creatures of the cursed fire cast them high in celebration: cups and shields, a sparkling necklace, and an old, discolored tiara — "What are you doing, what are you doing, the door’s that way!"

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  • It’s not stealing, is it?" asked Hermione in a troubled voice, as they devoured scrambled eggs on toast.

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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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