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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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The Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Federal Reserve's promiscuous use of discount windows and dollar-destroying low interest rates, and the Treasury Department's open wallet for incompetent financial institutions have cumulatively ensured the survival of the biggest, failiest financial institutions, including such devourers of the commonweal as Citigroup, which managed to lose $7.
We fail to see the cruel irony of our self-designation: devourers of our children's inheritance and consumers of their future.
The contraption of the theatre box may not be as complicated as the computer technology that birthed this world, but it represents a distinct symbol that sets humanity apart and possibly above the lower orders of creatures, just as the arch that Francis builds in the opening scene is a technological advantage over his would be devourers.
But we are unanimous in declaring Professor Siegel our own favorite Master of the Art of Civil Practice, and we mean this not only as beneficiaries of his prodigious talent as a classroom teacher--and there are several among us, Judges Ciparick, Graffeo and Jones, who lay claim to a very special edge in that respect and the Dean I see is smiling as well, Dean Bellacosa--but also as we are intense late night devourers of all of your written work, Professor Siegel, which we cite generously and proudly in our writings.
She locates "new mother" in Vivanti's The Devourers and Pirandello's Suo marito, analyzes the image of invisible working women, examines the search for women's identity as mothers or not, and describes the role of mothers at war, questions about motherhood (including the nature of motherhood as a dialogue with the self), changes in relationships between mothers and daughters, and the concept of mothers without children on a global scale.
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial promoters liked to imagine that English settlers would be welcomed by the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas with open arms, even as liberators "from their [Spanish] devourers.
The greedy and the cruel, the devourers of people, are bursting with an indigestion of blood.
The so-called protectors of their community have become its devourers.
The ghost eater must track down the Enemy and find a way to bring her back, to help his people from the deadly Devourers.
Maternal Bonds as Devourers of Women's Individuation in Toni Morrison's Beloved.
When land is enclosed, Raphael asserts, sheep become devourers of men:
I hope I've added to the knowledge of fish and that I've had something to do with helping people understand that sharks are not mindless devourers of humans," she says.
The devourers are the nation's two major videocassette rental chains, Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, with much more than 5,000 outlets.
This potential for expansion is put down to the increasing proliferation of armchair gourmets -- avid devourers of cookery books and viewers of foodie TV programmes.
The images the Kamula deploy in these accounts of Europeans define them as devourers of the Kamula.