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famished
used in Jane Eyre

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extremely hungry
  • From this deficiency of nourishment resulted an abuse, which pressed hardly on the younger pupils: whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
    Chapter 7 (6% in)
  • We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
    Chapter 8 (65% in)
  • Is she ill, or only famished?
    Chapter 28 (92% in)
  • Famished, I think.
    Chapter 28 (92% in)
  • But I always woke and found it an empty mockery; and I was desolate and abandoned — my life dark, lonely, hopeless — my soul athirst and forbidden to drink — my heart famished and never to be fed.
    Chapter 37 (25% in)

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