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  • v. Present participle of starve.

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

  • adj. suffering from lack of food
  • n. the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine


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  • Some artists may recoil at the notion of selling their work, but it’s the best way to lose the label starving artist.

    How To Buy & Sell just about Everything

  • That Bears are starving is the result of human migration into their natural habitat.

    Bears Kill Colorado Woman Who Fed Them

  • The prospect of starving is a stick, whichever way you look at it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism

  • Because if I do not write, I starve, after all, and starving is not very much fun.

    skin i've been through dies behind me

  • He fed the starving from a soup kitchen during the Irish potato famine of the 1840s and, a decade later, revamped army food in the Crimean War.

    Cover to Cover

  • Nearly 12 percent of children whose growth and weight were already seriously stunted due to chronic hunger were seen to drop weight and muscle tissue so rapidly they were classified as starving.


  • He tells of encountering a man on the trail with whom he became "blood brothers in starving misery," a man "with the heart of a Christ and the patience," who cared for his horses, bought expensive fodder, used his bedding to blanket their raw backs, and spent his last dollar on nails to shoe their raw and bleeding feet.

    “Why this longing for life? It is a game which no man wins.”

  • In Brown's employ he worked on a manual of guerrilla tactics and produced a pamphlet apparently designed to lure U.S. soldiers to the abolitionist cause, but his chief talent was for absorbing money to support his family whom he described as starving in Paris.


  • But I said to myself Bukowski starving is even more of a copout

    She Calls Me Bukowski

  • If Canada is the archipelago of communities and identities that I believe it is, it is starving from the need to learn everyone's story, starving from the need to find the links that bind and the need to see others on the screen.

    The Canadian Experience: Lessons from the Canadian History Project


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