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enjoy

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Synonyms for devour

to eat completely or entirely

to take (food) into the body as nourishment

to do away with completely and destructively

to use up foolishly or needlessly

to be avidly interested in

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Synonyms for devour

destroy completely

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enjoy avidly

eat immoderately

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eat greedily

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References in classic literature ?
Thou wert not so patient, Isaac, when thou didst invoke justice against Jacques Fitzdotterel, for calling thee a usurious blood-sucker, when thy exactions had devoured his patrimony.
Then the wood-pigeons were devoured to the bones, and declared excellent.
He had often heard that shipwrecked persons had died through having eagerly devoured too much food.
No peace could they obtain, however, except on condition that they should send seven young men and seven maidens, every year, to be devoured by the pet monster of the cruel King Minos.
Even the bark that once clung to the wood we use for fuel has been gnawed off and devoured by the captain's pig; and so long ago, too, that the pig himself has in turn been devoured.
The good mouse consented, but the cat crept behind the town walls to the church, and devoured half the pot of fat.
my infant Jesus has been taken from me, has been stolen from me; they devoured her on a heath, they drank her blood, they cracked her bones
She got on his nerves in all sorts of ways; by the manner in which she ate, and by the untidiness which made her leave articles of clothing about their sitting-room: Philip was excited by the war and devoured the papers, morning and evening; but she took no interest in anything that happened.
In this month I devoured all the 'Waverley novels,' but I must have been devouring a great many others, for Charles Reade's 'Christie Johnstone' is associated with the last moment of the last days.
When the Champion killed a bear everyone could see it; and when the bears killed the Champion we all saw several pieces of him scattered about, which of course disappeared again when the bears devoured them.
In this instance it was the anthropoid that retired in stiff dignity to inspect an unhappy caterpillar, which he presently devoured.
Numa, sated, rose from the carcass of Bertha Kircher's horse and seized the partially devoured body by the neck and dragged it into the bush; then he started east toward the lair where he had left his mate.
The waters, the land, the air teem with it, and always it is being devoured by some other form of life.
Then, between them, the she-wolf and One Eye devoured the game which the mysterious sapling had caught for them.
The Lion, bursting out into a great rage, devoured the Ass.