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Famish   Listen

(past & past part. famished; pres. part. famishing)
Be hungry; go without food.  Synonyms: hunger, starve.
Deprive of food.  Synonym: starve.
Die of food deprivation.  Synonym: starve.  "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

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"Famish" Quotes from Famous Books

... something every day amongst ourselves to keep them from starving."[2265] Only too thankful are they when the local administration gives them something to eat, or allows others to give them something. In many places it strives to famish them, or takes delight in annoying them. In March, 1791, the department of Doubs, in spite of the entreaties of the district, reduces the pension of the Visitant nuns to one hundred and one livres for the choristers, and fifty for the lay-sisters. ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... the courtier good-naturedly. "What, do my eyes deceive me? No, it is the festive and luxurious Perigord. Perigord, listen. I famish. I languish. I ...
— The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales • Bret Harte

Words linked to "Famish" :   give-up the ghost, suffer, choke, kick the bucket, pass away, buy the farm, be full, hunger, expire, perish, go, die, decease, exit, hurt, pass, conk, pop off, snuff it, deprive, feed, cash in one's chips, croak, drop dead

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