[ UK /dɪvˈa‍ʊ‍ə/ ]
[ US /dɪˈvaʊɝ/ ]
  1. destroy completely
    Fire had devoured our home
  2. enjoy avidly
    She devoured his novels
  3. eat up completely, as with great appetite
    The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them
    Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  4. eat greedily
    he devoured three sandwiches
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How To Use devour In A Sentence

  • A savage beast devoured him! WALKING THE BIBLE
  • You have devoured all when you were standing godmother.
  • Sadly, because we found our wine so late, and things have been hectic with a sick 9-month old here at the LENNDEVOURS world headquarters there wasn't time for a full-fledge review, meaning that I didn't taste it blind or even pull my notebook out. Wine Blogging Wednesday
  • It is the ravening lion roaming the earth seeking whom it may devour.
  • With darksome devouring eyes my bruisèd bones? and fan, Carrion Comfort « Unknowing
  • One stray click and I'm rickrolled, prankishly diverted to the now-familiar footage of Rick Astley being devoured by a pack of London cannibals. Wired Top Stories
  • So my parents encouraged me to read, to join the library, to devour books. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dead breathe I living breathe, tread dead dust, devour a urinous offal from all dead.
  • And further, it seemeth very likely that the inhabitants of the most part of those countries, by which they must have come any other way besides by the north-west, being for the most part anthropophagi, or men-eaters, would have devoured them, slain them, or, at the leastwise, kept them as wonders for the gaze. The North-West Passage
  • This recipe will make around six to eight pancakes - but be warned, you may want to double up as they get devoured pretty quickly! The Sun
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