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I’m famished. I need something to eat.
  extremely hungry
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  • I’m famished. I need something to eat.
  • The prisoners were famished and exhausted, but if they stopped marching, they were shot on the spot.
  • I’m famished now, and not just for leaves and berries but for the fat and protein in the meat.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It was second period, and just like her mother had predicted, she was famished.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • Our limbs numb with cold despite the running, our throats parched, famished, breathless, on we went.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • …feeling as if in the midst of wild beasts, whose greediness to swallow up the trembling and half-famished fugitive is only equalled by that with which the monsters of the deep swallow up the helpless fish upon which they subsist,
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Kevin, now famished, wanted to go to McDonald’s again, but she drew the line and suggested that they have breakfast at the Waffle House across the street.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • The poor children, including Gavroche, were famished.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was at the evening recount on their return through the gates that the prisoners, freezing and famished, found the icy wind hardest to bear.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • And you must be famished from your journey, poor creatures.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • It wasn’t until the middle of the evening that I stopped, when it occurred to me that I should at least have a snack, so that I wouldn’t toss in my sleep or wake up famished.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She realized suddenly how famished she was.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "Well," Henry said, "I’m famished.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • "fin famished—f-a-m-i— s —h-e-d." As Milo tried to think, there was an ear-shattering blast of trumpets, entirely off key-, and a page announced to the startled guests: "KING AZAZ THE UNABRIDGED."
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Famished but with no prospect of food, in a cramped room filled with strangers, mercifully, I quickly sank into the oblivion of sleep.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • You must be famished.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Tongue-tied, I looked at her with famished senses.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Famished.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I was famished.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • After weeks of feeling too worried to eat, I’m famished.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It was a weary and famished, but still a fighting and menacing army.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Louie was so famished that he went at it with his teeth, ripping the feathers loose and spitting them out in whuffs.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I am famished in his service; you may tell every finger I have with my ribs.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Though the hobbits ate, as only famished hobbits can eat, there was no lack.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Having then reached my normal state, I discovered that I was half famished with hunger.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The cannon will warn every one to refuse shelter to a man wandering about naked and famished.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was a gangling, gawky, feverish, famish-eyed brain.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But in the meantime we are famished with hunger.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • A fish jumping out of water was confronted by a famished boy with a hands-on, no-holds-barred approach to capturing it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Well, you must be famished!
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The weary time dragged on; they slept again, and awoke famished and woe-stricken.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • I’m famished, but I think I’ll skip the brown beans we’re having for dinner.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • A man had better sleep without his scalp, than famish in the midst of plenty.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • There was the huge famished brute, its black muzzle buried in Rucastle’s throat, while he writhed and screamed upon the ground.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Silas was famished.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "I’m tired"—my stomach rumbled—"and famished."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He sucked the nectar from her heart like a famished butterfly.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • On the instant a score of the famished brutes were scrambling for the bread and bacon.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • He is famished and badly needs help, but how to get it?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Something bigger drew my worry: the creeping cold in my own famished heart, emptiness expanding.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I m famished, Scatty said.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • We were going, going, going all day, so that I found myself completely famished and exhausted when the sun eventually set.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres—the gigantic heroes of popular legends, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Everything, thanks, honest friend, and as I am famished and dead with fatigue, I pray you see to the rooms.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • What, did he marry me to famish me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • But you must be hungry, for myself, I am famished; let us have supper.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • So expressive it was, of a hopeless and lost creature, that a famished traveller, wearied out by lonely wandering in a wilderness, would have remembered home and friends in such a tone before lying down to die.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • "Be seated," he told me, "and eat like the famished man you must be."
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • After weeks on the ocean, the Shimerdas were famished for fruit.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
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