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In seconds the fire had gone from being something to scoff at under a table to a voracious beast ready to engulf the entire room.
Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  excessively greedy; or devouring or craving food in great quantities
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  • In seconds the fire had gone from being something to scoff at under a table to a voracious beast ready to engulf the entire room.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Well, although, not to poop on your party, but you proved what I already knew—that guys who play football know how to play the motherfugging field, and that Katherines dump Colins like Hassans eat Monster Thickburgers: voraciously, passionately, and often.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The land lush with life before you, rodents that you are, shredded it to pieces to feed your voracious appetites and build your filthy nests.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Her student loans were voracious and demanded monthly feedings, so she took the job and the paycheck and kept her eyes open for greener pastures.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • But it was my voracious appetite for her cooking and her stories that won her over.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • With single-minded voracity they waded into their breakfast while Angeline watched them tolerantly, making no attempt to correct their appalling manners.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Until this instant, hoping against hope, Sophie had said to herself that the woman’s advances just might be innocuous, but now, so close, the signs of her voracious letch—first her rapid breathing and then the ripe rosiness spreading like a rash over the bestially handsome face, half Valkyrie, half gutter trull—left no doubt about her intentions.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Klaus was a voracious reader, and when he had learned about his allergy at a birthday party when he was eight, he had immediately read all his parents’ books about allergies.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • I asked, viewing the myriad voracious mouths suspiciously.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The Silver mob pours in, searching through the stalls with the voracity of wolves.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen

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  • In Tjaden this is voracity, in Miller it is foresight.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Louie ate voraciously, got stronger, and expanded exponentially, his face and body bloating from water retention.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He was eating the hyena by great chunks, voraciously.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Just then the waiter brought the hors d’oeuvre, which she proceeded to wolf down voraciously.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • While it voraciously tore apart the food, Eragon examined the shelter.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He walked up to the sideboard, and tearing a piece from the loaf he devoured it voraciously, washing it down with a long draught of water.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But I couldn’t see it again, and it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He ate with the voracity of a starving man.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He ate voraciously.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In their voracity the vermin frequently fastened their sharp fangs in my fingers.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • His voracity is well known, and from the circumstance that the inner angles of his lips are curved upwards, he carries an everlasting Mephistophelean grin on his face.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Interrupting the dialogue by this abrupt transition, the scout had instant recourse to the fragments of food which had escaped the voracity of the Hurons.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Outside dogs, whose digestions had not been trained by chronic famine to make the most of little, had voracious appetites.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions from his wallet, which he began devouring voraciously.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Luckily these voracious animals have poor eyesight.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • ’You are right, I do believe, Ernest,’ said I, ’though I think your imagination only can distinguish the gunshot wounds among all the pecking and tearing of the voracious birds there.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He could handle the hungry constables of the villages, but he had respect for the experienced and voracious big city police.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • On these occasions I read quickly, voraciously, almost skimming, trying to get as much into my head as possible before the next long starvation.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • She stalked across the littered yard and climbed into the buggy, noticing with grim satisfaction that the men were tearing at the ham and cramming bits into their mouths voraciously.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A candle of yellow wax illuminated this scene of voracity and revery.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Hungry Joe ate voraciously, gnawed incessantly at the tips of his fingers, stammered, choked, itched, sweated, salivated, and sprang from spot to spot fanatically with an intricate black camera with which he was always trying to take pictures of naked girls.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Occasionally he drank voraciously the juice of gooseberry fool from an inclined plate.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A party leader is like a wolf, you see—like a voracious wolf.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • I will not go into other particulars, as for example want of shirts, and no superabundance of shoes, thin and threadbare garments, and gorging themselves to surfeit in their voracity when good luck has treated them to a banquet of some sort.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I saw him open his mouth wide—it gave him a weirdly voracious aspect, as though he had wanted to swallow all the air, all the earth, all the men before him.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • There he saw dazzling camellias expanding themselves, with flowers which were giving forth their last colours and perfumes, not on bushes, but on trees, and within bamboo enclosures, cherry, plum, and apple trees, which the Japanese cultivate rather for their blossoms than their fruit, and which queerly-fashioned, grinning scarecrows protected from the sparrows, pigeons, ravens, and other voracious birds.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • And, indeed, I question whether Alexander king of Macedonia, in any of his conquests, had more occasion for triumph than we had; for he was but attacked with numerous armies of soldiers; whereas our little army was obliged to combat a legion of devils, as it were, worse than the cannibals, who, the same moment they had slain us, would have sacrificed us, to satisfy their voracious appetites.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • So of necessity they were voracious and all-consuming as army ants.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Having rediscovered his passion for reading, he began carrying entire backpacks of books back and forth between the library and his apartment, where he voraciously devoured them while overlooking Central Park.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Pozzo eats his chicken voraciously, throwing away the bones after having sucked them.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • They are voracious hunters.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The Hitler scholars assembled, wandered, ate voraciously, laughed through oversized teeth.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Meg could walk in the conservatory whenever she liked and revel in bouquets, Jo browsed over the new library voraciously, and convulsed the old gentleman with her criticisms, Amy copied pictures and enjoyed beauty to her heart’s content, and Laurie played ’lord of the manor’ in the most delightful style.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Rebeca’s firm character, the voracity of her stomach, her tenacious ambition absorbed the tremendous energy of her husband, who had been changed from a lazy, woman-chasing man into an enormous work animal.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It would be hard to conclude that she is a voracious reader.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • But at eighty she has a voracious, knowing look.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Papi was a voracious reader, couldn’t even go cheating without a paperback in his pocket.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • He ate food with what might almost be termed voracity; and seemed to forget himself, Hepzibah, the young girl, and everything else around him, in the sensual enjoyment which the bountifully spread table afforded.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I had no intention of writing anything but short stories for Viking Press; I felt confident about the short story as a genre, but aside from being a voracious reader of novels from age ten, I neglected to take that course the English Department offered on The Novel.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
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