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devour
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

4 uses
  • 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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