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Definition of Devour

Devour

  1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
  2. To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
  3. To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.

Devour Quotations

Those who are preparing for the coming of Christ should be sober, and watch unto prayer, for our adversary, the Devil, goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; whom we are to resist steadfast in the faith.
Ellen G. White

Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour.
Thomas Nashe

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
Bertrand Russell

I was part of that group of kids growing up in the '80s under the Reagan regime, what I used to call 'living in the shadow of Dr. Manhattan,' where we would have dreams all the time that New York City was being destroyed, and that that wall of light and destruction was rolling out and would just devour our neighborhood.
Junot Diaz

Let my enemies devour each other.
Salvador Dali
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Devour Translations

devour in French is empiffrer
devour in German is verschlingen, verschlingen, auffressen
devour in Italian is divorare
devour in Latin is edo edi essum
devour in Norwegian is sluke
devour in Spanish is devorar
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