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Definition of Starving

  • the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine

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Unlike most sons, he is clever enough to understand the slavish adoration of his parents; but he realises that he cannot, especially in the presence of his college friend, relieve their starving hearts.
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His wife and children were literally starving.
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The starving children managed by her direction to build them a little fire, and almost before they had commenced telling their mother of their hunger, a stranger came in.
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At length he awakened his wife, told her that he was in trouble about Mr. B., for fear he and his wife were starving.
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At last, the head of the family, unable to endure the agony of beholding his wife and children starving to death before his face, and he not able to render the needed relief, withdrew to a place by himself, that he might not witness the sad death of his loved ones.
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He ate at irregular times, and frequently like a starving man.
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For his own part, he could appreciate the charms of Whitsand as it stood; he was by no means insensible to natural beauty and the ancient peace which so contrasted with his life of every day; but first and foremost in his mind came the necessity of making money; and to fill his pockets he would no more hesitate about destroying the loveliest spot on earth, than the starving hunter would stay his hand out of admiration for bird or beast.
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The manufacturers, who were starving, consoled themselves for the absence of food by breaking all the windows in the country with the discarded shells.
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Well, there were curlews and plovers about, and a starving ass picking grass between the road and the bog-hole.
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That continued sleeplessness produces delusions, and at last actual madness, every physician knows; and they know also, as many a poor sailor has known when starving on a wreck, and many a poor soldier in such a retreat as that of Napoleon from Moscow, that extreme hunger and thirst produce delusions also, very similar to (and caused much in the same way as) those produced by ardent spirits; so that many a wretched creature ere now has been taken up for drunkenness, who has been simply starving to death.
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She could not have eaten more ravenously if she were starving.
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He hadn't got any money and did the next best thing to starving.
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In default of the actually destitute and starving, whom she would much have preferred, Mrs. Hilbery was forced to acknowledge her claims, for though in comfortable circumstances, she was extremely dull, unattractive, connected in some oblique fashion with literature, and had been touched to the verge of tears, on one occasion, by an afternoon call.
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The wretched starving beggar stood like one petrified, and gazed on the taunting stranger.
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I am a miserable wretch, and starving; give me an alms out of your booty!
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A starving wretch, the Republic holds none more miserable.
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Abellino smiled, or rather grinned, and murmured hoarsely-"I am starving.
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At present I am starving.
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He has read or heard about poets and authors starving in garrets and he thinks they're all like that.
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That starving mob had not even _tried_ to defend itself.
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Examples of Starving

Example #1
At the very end, he says "My father will tell you what a man Russia is losing. . . .
Example #2
He hates himself for not being able to respond to her demonstrations of affection.
Example #3
He could not get money, and was continually harassed by creditors.
Example #4
It is impossible to exaggerate the difficulties under which he wrote his greatest novels.
Example #5
As the morning approached her confidence in God increased, and that passage from his word rested with peculiar sweetness upon her mind, 'Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and _verily thou shalt be fed_.' "Morning came.
Example #6
She introduced herself as Mrs. J., saying she had known for some time that there was a new family in the neighborhood, and intended to call and make their acquaintance, but had been prevented.