[ UK /ɹˈævənɪŋ/ ]
  1. devouring or craving food in great quantities
    a rapacious appetite
    ravenous as wolves
    voracious sharks
    edacious vultures
  2. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    a predatory bird
    raptorial birds
    a vulturine taste for offal
    the rapacious wolf
    ravening wolves
  3. excessively greedy and grasping
    ravening creditors
    a rapacious divorcee on the prowl
    paying taxes to voracious governments
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How To Use ravening In A Sentence

  • ravening wolves
  • The captain and his mate enjoyed their supper, while Carne in the distance bore the pangs of a malady called bulimus, that is to say, a giant's ravening for victuals, without a babe's power of receiving them. Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War
  • For years Martians were imagined as the stuff of nightmares - bug-eyed monsters, ravening warlords or advanced experimenters on humans.
  • She said that she was tired of being pursued by ravening journalists.
  • Unbidden, desire for her rose within, like some ravening beast.
  • We were also advised that this was the normal practice for small businesses and was not contravening any laws.
  • When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that the Queen desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits.
  • Once we get to dinner time the peace and quiet is shattered by three ravening teenagers all demanding food and demanding it now.
  • Electricity crawled along the silhouette of the ravening beast, and its viciously pointed beak glinted and was outlined in a shifting corona of spitting sparks.
  • The fusiliers drive with a practised authority, zigzagging, never contravening each other's line of fire. The top-cover soldiers swivel with their rifles to their shoulders, eyes pressed to the sights.
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