devour

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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 ?
If it was not so, how came it that the wolves did not devour me?
The King will then glide over something soft, which he likes very much, and he will be so pleased with that that he will not devour you.
So saying, the king looked cruel enough to devour Theseus and all the rest of the captives himself, had there been no Minotaur to save him the trouble.
No doubt, these are the bodies of criminals; according to the custom in Abyssinia, these people have left them a prey to the wild beasts, who kill them with their terrible teeth and claws, and then devour them at their leisure.
But if you remain visible the bears will see you and devour you," said a girlish young voice, that belonged to one of the children.
When he is well, I thought, he probably will turn upon me and attempt to devour me, and against that even-tuality I gathered together a pile of rocks and set to work to fashion a stone-knife.
Jealousy and greed alone might have been sufficient to prompt Numa to drive Sheeta away, even though the lion was not sufficiently hungry to devour the flesh that he thus wrested from the lesser cat; but then, too, there was in the little brain within the massive head a sense of loyalty, and perhaps this it was that sent Numa quickly forward, growling, toward the spitting Sheeta.
If you will not promise to take me in and treat me as a friend I shall let Sheeta stay and devour you.
They immediately devour the entire carcass, after which they lie up and sleep for a few hours.
They alone were alive, and they sought for other things that were alive in order that they might devour them and continue to live.
said the First Poet, triumphantly, and endeavouring to devour his award broke all his teeth.
The following day he thought of them again, and without any intention of disloyalty he mentioned to Gunto what Tarzan had suggested about the eyes surrounding Goro, and the possibility that sooner or later Numa would charge the moon and devour him.
How can two particles of the yeast wrong each other by striving to devour each other?
for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
For my part, I was never so sensible of danger in my life; for, seeing above three hundred devils come roaring and open- mouthed to devour us, and having nothing to shelter us or retreat to, I gave myself over for lost; and, as it was, I believe I shall never care to cross those mountains again: I think I would much rather go a thousand leagues by sea, though I was sure to meet with a storm once a-week.