[ US /dɪˈvaʊɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /dɪvˈa‍ʊ‍əɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
    avid for adventure
    fierce devouring affection
    the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity
    greedy for fame
    an avid ambition to succeed
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How To Use devouring In A Sentence

  • With darksome devouring eyes my bruisèd bones? and fan, Carrion Comfort « Unknowing
  • But others of the Muscovite band were fond of congregating at this spot and hour for their lustral summer rites -- white-skinned lads and lasses, matrons and reverent elders, all in a state of Adamitic nudity, splashing about the water of this sunny cover, devouring raw fish and crabs after the manner of the fabled Ichthyophagi, laughing, kissing, saying nice things about God, and combing out each other's long tow-coloured hair. South Wind
  • Even boys - traditionally reluctant readers - were devouring it under the blankets.
  • Here the devouring jaw is a symbol of corporeal disintegration; it reverses the process of reintegrating the perfected body and soul at the time of the Resurrection.
  • With the pop-culture machine currently devouring everything even remotely surf-related, it might at first seem odd that Hollywood hasn't started nosing around Newport Beach.
  • Calling all Ghosts PETE, BOB AND JUPITER sat round the desk in Head - quarters, devouring the sandwiches Jupiter had brought. The Mystery of The Stuttering Parrot
  • He has constructed a pandaemonium in an upper story of his museum, in which he has congregated all the images of horror that his fertile fancy could devise; dwarfs that by machinery grow into giants before the eyes of the spectator; imps of ebony with eyes of flame; monstrous reptiles devouring youth and beauty; lakes of fire, and mountains of ice; in short, wax, paint and springs have done wonders. Domestic Manners of the Americans
  • Although it is variously described as a devouring beast that is never satisfied (see Proverbs 27:20) and a gloomy abode (see Job 10:21), it was not a place of punishment, but rather the destiny of all human souls. Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible
  • The men saw no problem in hitting the food tables and creatively devouring their pizza in a kind of pseudo-seal eating motion.
  • Finally, at the end of the day it was a Fairly Odd Parents episode that needed a giant tentacled monster that was devouring the world.
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