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Definition extremely hungry
  • His hands were ravenous. And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger, as if they must look at something, anything, everything.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
ravenous = extremely hungry
  • 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
  • ravenously = extremely hungry
  • Most truly do I sign myself Your increasingly and ravenously affectionate uncle SCREWTAPE
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I began to eat one ravenously.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He was still ravenously hungry, and feeling very well.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • And it was the same with Dora herself, and who knew but that she might have been the next to fall victim to his ravenous frenzies?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He is sucked out into the ravenous void.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • 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
  • Childless thou art, childless remain: so Death Shall be deceived his glut, and with us two Be forced to satisfy his ravenous maw.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Talons swiped like sickles; fangs gnashed ravenously in anticipation of meat.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • 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
  • I could not remember the last time I had tasted bacon and eggs, and I was ravenous.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It ought to be quite interesting having them share such a small space, what with Otis's now surely ravenous appetite.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • He was ravenous, and he remembered that she hadn't cooked him dinner in months.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • He was not only ravenous; his feet hurt.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • It gave me hope to have a skilled dimachaerus and a ravenous peach baby at my side.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • But it grew swiftly, like something ravenous and all-seeing and demonic.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • A moment went by, and then every cell in Billy's body shook him with ravenous gratitude and applause.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He had been ravenous since coming off the plains—so whatever the blow was, it was serious.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Ravenous, they ate and drank, and for a while there was sound of chewing.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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