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Definition excessively greedy; or devouring or craving food in great quantities
  • A party leader is like a wolf, you see—like a voracious wolf.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • But at eighty she has a voracious, knowing look.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Meanwhile, he fed voraciously, and drank gallons of water in an effort to increase his poundage.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • If not for Saphira and the other dragons, he would have died in an instant, drained of all strength by the voracious demands of the magic.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The Hitler scholars assembled, wandered, ate voraciously, laughed through oversized teeth.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • 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
  • The original Casanova was a voracious lover who wasn't choosy at all."
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Louie ate voraciously, got stronger, and expanded exponentially, his face and body bloating from water retention.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The dinner began quietly enough with the cowboys divided between embarrassment and voracious appetites that they evidently feared to indulge.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • In their voracity the vermin frequently fastened their sharp fangs in my fingers.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • So much had been dragged out to the beach in the past months that even high-speed vines and voracious grasses had not been able to keep up everywhere.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • 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
  • "My God," she said, voraciously eyeing the ensign, "what a marvelous tan the fellow has from the sunlamp.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For three days they rocked in each other's arms, voracious and inseparable, speaking few words, but knowing all they needed to know.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I remembered the girl who had mastered Bickham's Penmanship, and who, after Zemui's death, had read books voraciously, anything that Hema fed her.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Voracious for glory, greedy for danger, I roamed the horizons of al-Kulab, Watching time level mountains In its search and its hunger for me.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He was eating the hyena by great chunks, voraciously.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Asked if he is President Bush's favorite author, Friedman says, "Yeah, but George is not that voracious a reader.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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