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For the first time in a week, we ate until we were sated.
  to indulge a hunger; or fill to satisfaction
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sate sated sates sating
A sated hunger could be for food, sensual pleasure, knowledge, or anything else.

Synonym comparison:  Sate is more commonly used than satiate to indicate overindulgence — especially in sensual pleasures.
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  • For the first time in a week, we ate until we were sated.
  • Even the library could not sate my thirst for knowledge.
  • The Rei River stretches out below, slow and curving like a well-sated python.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A woman wearing a flat black hat with a net that covers half her face stands at the reception desk with a pile of red leather suitcases, pulling off one long black sating love and then the other.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • That gave us an idea which way the wind was blowing, and some of us decided to compen— sate ourselves in advance.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • From his genial cursing, his infrequent shaving, the relaxed way he talked around the cigarette in the corner of his mouth, it was almost as if he were playing a character: some cool guy from a fifties noir or maybe Ocean’s Eleven, a lazy, sated gangster with not much to lose.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Clean, sated, in his mother’s adopted country, he is happy.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The audience will be sated seeing me injured and treed and the pack below me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But when one of his appetites was sated, he was sad and ashamed and lonely again.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Most of the leaders of this city risked their lives to protect it from Jeanine and died, and I will not jeopardize it now for the sake of sating your selfish curiosity.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • My body had other needs, though, now that the loudest ones had been sated.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • 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
  • She must change for youth: when she is sated with his body, she will find the error of her choice: she must have change, she must: therefore put money in thy purse.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • The information he discovered on the miles of paper flooded into him like rain on parched desert, sating a previously unknown thirst.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was eleven when they got home, sated with dissipation, but with the exceeding sweet pleasure of talking it all over still to come.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The creature behind them jerked and moaned, and Harry and Dumbledore sate without talking for the longest time yet.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Devotion which is weary, heroism which has grown old, ambitions which are sated, fortunes which are made, seek, demand, implore, solicit, what?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She ate like a horse until the last plate was clean, and then she placed her silverware down with an air of conclusion and settled back lazily in her chair with a dreamy and congested look of sated gluttony.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Two survived, only because she grew distracted by the blood, and paused to sate her thirst.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • She undressed, began to dress again, in silence, the Aunts standing at the end of the bed, the rest of us watching from inside our sated eyes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat; he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical, as country gentlemen sometimes become because of their insular situation.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • But virtue, as it never will be mov’d, Though lewdness court it in a shape of heaven; So lust, though to a radiant angel link’d, Will sate itself in a celestial bed And prey on garbage.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Davy Byrne, sated after his yawn, said with tearwashed eyes: —And is that a fact?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Parents provide food and a home and protection and the basics of everyday life that children need to be sate and healthy and happy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But it had gone back to a den on a high ledge and would sleep, sated, all that day.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Some stuck fast in agile fighters’ bodies; many between the ranks fell short of the white flesh and stood a-quiver, fixed in earth, still craving to be sated.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Everyone rouses from their sated, full-bellied stupors to say good-bye, and, this time, Cedric moves quickly through the line.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • For once the initial madness was sated, they both became aware of the risks involved, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino never had the resolve to face a scandal.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • CHAPTER XXI Alas, how many hours and years have past, Since human forms have round this table sate, Or lamp, or taper, on its surface gleam’d!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • She sate commonly with her father, who was very proud of her wit, and heard the talk of many of his wild companions—often but ill-suited for a girl to hear.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • For as he lay in bed on the night of the seventh day of his government, sated, not with bread and wine, but with delivering judgments and giving opinions and making laws and proclamations, just as sleep, in spite of hunger, was beginning to close his eyelids, he heard such a noise of bell-ringing and shouting that one would have fancied the whole island was going to the bottom.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Mami and Abuelo were on the back patio, conver-sating.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Her bare, red arms were thrown out above her head in positions of exhaustion, something, mayhap, like those of a sated villain.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • In the bewilderment of passion she watched the ants devastating the garden, sating their prehistoric hunger with the beam of the house, and she watched the torrents of living lava take over the porch again, but she bothered to fight them only when she found them in her bedroom.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • In good time, nevertheless, as the ardour of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • People came to see the child, and I do not know what tales they told but more people came, their faces avid with curiosity to see him-a curiosity which was never sated although they stared and stared with bulging eyes; and they went away with appropriate comments on their lips and mouths bursting to describe the poor little albino mite they had seen.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Faolin was gone, I did not know whether Saphira’s egg was safe or if I had inadvertently returned her to Galbatorix, and Durza …. Durza sated the bloodlust of the spirits that controlled him by doing the most horrible things he could imagine to me.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The Kingdome hee claimed was to bee in another world; He taught all men to obey in the mean time them that sate in Moses seat: he allowed them to give Caesar his tribute, and refused to take upon himselfe to be a Judg.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • This wide statement, by which Mrs. Pullet represented the fact that she had twice seen Philip at the spot indicated, produced an effect on Maggie which was all the stronger because Tom sate opposite her, and she was intensely anxious to look indifferent.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • And with this Alan fell into a muse, and for a long time sate very sad and silent.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • It got later and later, and they got more and more fuddled, till at last they went a-putting their rum-bottle and rummers upon the communion table, and drawed up a trestle or two, and sate round comfortable and poured out again right hearty bumpers.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The sisters, handsome, clever, and encouraging, were an amusement to his sated mind; and finding nothing in Norfolk to equal the social pleasures of Mansfield, he gladly returned to it at the time appointed, and was welcomed thither quite as gladly by those whom he came to trifle with further.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • They would indulge in a proper Bengali lunch instead of the sandwiches they’d gotten used to by then, boiling rice and warming the previous night’s leftovers, filling their stomachs, sitting and talking at the table, sleepy and sated, as their palms turned yellow and dry.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Emporiums of splendid dresses, the materials brought from every quarter of the world; tempting stores of everything to stimulate and pamper the sated appetite and give new relish to the oft-repeated feast; vessels of burnished gold and silver, wrought into every exquisite form of vase, and dish, and goblet; guns, swords, pistols, and patent engines of destruction; screws and irons for the crooked, clothes for the newly-born, drugs for the sick, coffins for the dead, and churchyards for…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • These brief encounters could not sate the fierce hunger of His love.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Even the gae bolga had grown silent, choked and sated from the carnage.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He had sated his curiosity about the visitors when they made their entrance.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • At other times he would sing for her whilst she sated her lusts with other lovers.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The realization did nothing to sate Roran’s frustrated curiosity, though.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He had roamed the Nightfort ever since, devouring his children, but still his hunger was not sated.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
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