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used in The Poisonwood Bible

5 uses
  • Though I believe Pearl Harbor itself would have passed by them tonight, intent as they were on devouring the manioc.
    Book 5 — Exodus (57% in)
  • It was pocked all over with little funnel-shaped snares, where the ant lions lay buried at the bottom, waiting for some poor insect to stumble into the trap and get devoured.
    Book 3 — Judges (25% in)
  • I should have been devoured in my bed, for all I seem to be worth.
    Book 3 — Judges (95% in)
  • There she was, planted before me in the path, rising on thin legs out of the rootless devouring earth.
    Book 3 — Judges (95% in)
  • The enslaved parrot Methuselah, whose flesh has been devoured now by many generations of predators, is forcing his declaration of independence through the mouths of leopards and civet cats.
    Book 7 — The Eyes in the Trees (53% in)

There are no more uses of "devour" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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