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  • But Charlie Bucket never got what he wanted because the family couldn’t afford it, and as the cold weather went on and on, he became ravenously and desperately hungry.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • But then the creature’s eyes are on me, bright and ravenous.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Back in the day, Mia would get too nervous to eat before shows, so afterward she was usually ravenous.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He’s very tired, ravenously hungry, and a little stiff from sitting so long, but he leaps up when he hears it—"FORTY-NINE!
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • He is sucked out into the ravenous void.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • In the tank, the shark was circling again, looking every bit as lean and ravenous as before.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Hugh, from a young age, had loved honey more than any other food, and at five he’d started eating honeycomb along with it—so ravenously that the first time he accidentally swallowed a bee, he didn’t notice until he felt it buzzing around in his stomach.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Out behind the hut, he would cover only his face and neck and let the ravenous insects feed freely on his belly and chest and back.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It gave me hope to have a skilled dimachaerus and a ravenous peach baby at my side.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She was suddenly ravenous, but more than that, she was curious.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • The glass storefronts were nearly invisible beyond the crowd, but a ravenous sort of hunger arose in her as they passed shop after shop.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • But any serious snake enthusiast would admit, whatever his schooling, that the Arabian Garstini, though shorter than the python and lighter than the anaconda, was quicker and more ravenous than either, and this specimen of Prince Humperdinck’s was not only remarkable for its speed and agility, it was also kept in a permanent state just verging on the outskirts of starvation, so the first coil came like lightning as it dropped from above them and pinioned their hands so the fist andů
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I was surprised I could eat, but I was ravenous.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Though the beef tastes as dry and flavorless as cardboard, I’m so ravenous that it’s all I can do not to shove it into my mouth.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Their food came and, ravenous, they plunged into their meals.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • When he woke, he was ravenously hungry and ventured out of the room to look for his hamburger.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Ravenous.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A spot check revealed that I was covered with the ravenous fellows.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • At last, when the sun was low in the sky, a prisoner crew arrived with a great vat of some thick steamy substance that we gobbled ravenously.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Frank, I remember, sold most of his crop to Planters in Suffolk, where it went to help satiate America’s ravenous need for "Skippy" peanut butter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But for all its impressive discipline, the Twelfth Legion looked pitifully small, a splotch of demigod valor in a sea of ravenous monsters.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • My earlier nausea had vanished, and I fell ravenously on the meat.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • All that blind, infantile hunger to save and be saved, to repeat the past and make it different, had somehow attached itself, ravenously, to her.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • When dinner was ready and the scent of the turkey was wafting its way through the house and causing us all to turn ravenous, my cousin Thomas finally arrived.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Ralph continued to watch the ship, ravenously.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Church fell on it ravenously.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The men were ravenous.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • His hands were ravenous.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Just nature, the way it’s been for thousands of years up here in this land of truly terrible beauty and ravenous hatred.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He was not only ravenous; his feet hurt.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously — eventually 178 he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • I told him I was ravenously hungry, and he promptly turned to his wife and said he’d taken quite a fancy to me.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Left alone, the minister summoned a servant of the house, and requested food, which, being set before him, he ate with ravenous appetite.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Garrow bowed over it: the hungry look on his face became ravenous, and his fingers moved with a strange twitch.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • A single-file army of ants biting a mammoth tree into uniform grains and hauling it down to the dark for their ravenous queen.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I was hungry, friend, nay, ravenous!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I began to eat one ravenously.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The Parsee lit a fire in the bungalow with a few dry branches, and the warmth was very grateful, provisions purchased at Kholby sufficed for supper, and the travellers ate ravenously.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • And I am suddenly hungry, ravenous.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • They ate like men, ravenous and intent.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The orderly put the food tray on his bed, and he began eating ravenously.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • "Poor Miriam!" murmured the stranger; "thy foal was foreordained to become a prey to ravenous beasts!"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • They came back to camp wonderfully refreshed, glad-hearted, and ravenous; and they soon had the camp-fire blazing up again.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Nevertheless, it may well be believed that since they have such a ravenous finger in the pie, it is deemed but wise to look sharp to them.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Harry, suddenly ravenous, helped himself to everything he could reach and began to eat.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • how ravenously that patient man took food and drink, his long fast at an end.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She ate with the ravenous intensity of a gorging wolf, displaying a complete lack of decorum.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She put down a plate of hash and a thick slice of sourdough bread, and even though I couldn’t imagine being hungry, my mouth watered and my stomach rumbled and I was suddenly ravenous.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The boys had endured unimaginable misery in a years-long hegira through the Sudanese wilderness—crossing rivers full of crocodiles and scrubland roamed by ravenous lions—before making it to a series of refugee camps across the border in Kenya and Ethiopia.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He would have made much more fuss about this if he had not by now been so ravenously hungry.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
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