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Definition of Famine

Famine

  1. General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.

Famine Quotations

Years of drought and famine come and years of flood and famine come, and the climate is not changed with dance, libation or prayer.
John Wesley Powell

War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted.
Margaret Sanger

Some foreigners with full bellies and nothing better to do engage in finger-pointing at us. First, China does not export revolution; second, it does not export famine and poverty; and third, it does not mess around with you. So what else is there to say?
Xi Jinping

I had seen people who had lost everything and everyone they loved to war, famine, and natural disasters.
Chelsea Clinton

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
Norman Borlaug
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Famine Translations

famine in Dutch is geeuwhonger
famine in French is famine
famine in German is Hungersnot
famine in Italian is fame
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