ADJECTIVE
  1. devouring or craving food in great quantities
    a rapacious appetite
    ravenous as wolves
    voracious sharks
    edacious vultures
  2. extremely hungry
    fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
    a ravenous boy
    the family was starved and ragged
    they were tired and famished for food and sleep
  3. (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 esurient In A Sentence

  • If she do not gravitate too irresistibly towards that class of New-Era people (which includes whatsoever we have of prurient, esurient, morbid, flimsy, and in fact pitiable and unprofitable, and is at a sad discount among men of sense), she may get into good tracks of inquiry and connection here, and be very useful to herself and others. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II
  • Obama's dignified elevation of our national discourse through honesty, depth, and nuance was greeted by ratings-esurient tabloid news, race-baiting commentary, and rancorous replay of Wright -- ad nauseam. Shaun Jacob Halper: Beyond Jeremiah: A New Kind of Media for Obama's New Kind of Politics
  • Partly this is due to the heavy reliance on the second tone plainchant melody, which can be clearly heard in the first polyphonic verse at ‘in Deo salutary meo’ (‘in God my saviour’) and a soprano and alto duet at ‘Esurientes implevit bonis’ (‘He hath filled the hungry with good things’). Archive 2009-06-01
  • It had been a relief for Ted after Connie's death, not to mention after the esurient pursuing by other women to which he'd been exposed, to find himself in the company of a woman who wanted to build a structure first before taking up residence within it. A Traitor to Memory
  • the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity
  • He will be living on a great flat earth — unless some officious person has tried to muddle his wits by telling him the earth is round; amidst trees, animals, men, houses, engines, utensils, that are all capable of being good or naughty, all fond of nice things and hostile to nasty ones, all thumpable and perishable, and all conceivably esurient. Mankind in the Making
  • It is to be hoped that a numerous and enterprising generation of writers will follow and surpass the present one; but it would be better if the stream were stayed, and the roll of our old, honest English books were closed, than that esurient book-makers should continue and debase a brave tradition, and lower, in their own eyes, a famous race. Essays in the Art of Writing
  • fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy
  • He will be living on a great flat earth -- unless some officious person has tried to muddle his wits by telling him the earth is round; amidst trees, animals, men, houses, engines, utensils, that are all capable of being good or naughty, all fond of nice things and hostile to nasty ones, all thumpable and perishable, and all conceivably esurient. Mankind in the Making
  • Eight credits per week went to the company, in advance, for room and board; the rest he spent over the fat man's bar or gambled away at the fat man's crooked games-for Bominger, although engaged in vaster commerce far, nevertheless allowed no scruple to interfere with his esurient rapacity. Gray Lensman
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