- For the folk of Arnor dwindled, and their foes devoured them, and their lordship passed, leaving only green mounds in the grassy hills.2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (17% in)
- Yes, sooner or later — later, if he is strong or well-meaning to begin with, but neither strength nor good purpose will last — sooner or later the dark power will devour him.1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — The Shadow of the Past (23% in)
- It had slipped from Isildur's hand and betrayed him; then when a chance came it caught poor Deal, and he was murdered; and after that Gollum, and it had devoured him.1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — The Shadow of the Past (61% in)
- You see, though still bound by desire of it, the Ring was no longer devouring him; he began to revive a little.1.2 — Book 1 Chapter 2 — The Shadow of the Past (68% in)
There are no more uses of "devour" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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