from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a hungry manner; voraciously; greedily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a hungry manner; voraciously.

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  • adverb In a hungry manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in the manner of someone who is very hungry


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  • However, a poet who is not ambition and does not steep himself/herself in hungrily learning as much poetry as possible will display a less interesting approach to writing.

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  • The waters swallowed the coin hungrily as we looked on.


  • All fearless in her virgin purity, she listened neither to the Goblins who eyed her hungrily from the shapeless trees and besought her to show them favour, nor to the warnings of compassionate Fays who bade her return to the Crystal Tower.

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  • Milwaukee's zoo was also on the edge of the city (since most people don't like hearing lions and wolves calling hungrily at night), but it was the western edge and Milwaukee is taller than it is wide, if you see what I mean.

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  • You can watch them learning these little things, hungrily acquiring the actions and phrases that will identify them—if only to one another—as cooks.

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  • As soon as they were seated in his car, they kissed, hungrily.

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  • Researchers have hope for tiny parasitic wasps from Asia, which scientists are studying to see if they can be hungrily effective if introduced in the U.S. The wasps lay their eggs within the stink bugs' own egg masses.

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  • Sitting hungrily nearby, a being with the head of a crocodile and the body of a lion sat waiting.

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  • In the second video, EAT, my mouth watered as plates of ceviche, pasta and crème brûlée were plunked onto the travelers' dining table or crickets—yep, crickets—chili dogs and popcorn-coated candy apples were hungrily shoved down their handsome gullets.

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  • But sooner or later the wolves will be hungrily roaming the forest and if they step into the forest of reality on their way to their version of the New World Order both are going to get more than fleeced.

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