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Examples of famished in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of famished, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - die of food deprivation

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EXAMPLES - Famished in a Sentence

  1. The Buckabank chaps are reet famish sweet hearters, (source)
  2. And then you must consequently famish by wrongdoing your friends. (source)
  3. But the birth of another such society will not cause it to die or famish. (source)
  4. Fie on ambition! fie on myself, that have a sword, and yet am ready to famish! (source)
  5. "I cannot and I will not famish you your 20 little miracles!" he said abruptly. (source)
  6. _ Fie on ambition! fie on myself; that have a sword, and yet am ready to famish! (source)
  7. But, in the interim, she must starve and famish like a white mouse learning to dance. ' (source)
  8. The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. (source)
  9. Unless, like the King of Babylon, they were to eat grass in the fashion of beasts, it seemed they must soon famish. (source)
  10. Domitius therefore by preparing for his defence, and Marsus by seeming determined to famish, both protracted their lives. (source)
  11. And, as to birds and beasts and fishes, they provide for themselves, day in and day out, while Man doth starve and famish! (source)
  12. But the tendency to famish us displayed by our Rulers was not calculated to improve the _morale_ of a civilian, or any, army. (source)
  13. "Heard you were doing a famish here, sitting with your tongues hanging out," he laughed, "so I've brought you a few more raisins." (source)
  14. If we forbear taking food ourselves, we shall famish them; it will soon be visible in their leanness, and dull discharge of their several duties. (source)
  15. He declared that should his wife go hence the fountains of his soul would dry up, his mind would famish, and the light of his life would go out in darkness. (source)
  16. And we do what we can to famish and starve our graces, when we do not endeavour their supplies by faith on that spring of divine love from whence they proceed. (source)
  17. Witness too their generosity to Sylla, when the condition of his army ready to famish in a cruel winter and a scarcity of clothes, being related to the citizens of (source)
  18. The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen. (source)
  19. So he dare not venture into the towns, or into the districts where there were many houses, and it came to pass that, as he was nearing Perth, he was like to famish for want of food. (source)
  20. But, til then, here he will stay, and neither quit the spot whence he sends you these lines, till you have deigned to pronounce verbally his doom, though he should famish for want of food! (source)
  21. What if parents lay up affluence here for their children, and secure for them all that the world calls interest, while they permit their souls to famish, and do nothing for their redemption! (source)
  22. For it is a remarkable fact that so few men, living in the flesh, have any conception that God is the necessary supply and nutriment of their spiritual nature, without which they famish and die. (source)
  23. NO more did the Goddess Demeter give grain to men; no more did she bless their fields: weeds grew where grain had been growing, and men feared that in a while they would famish for lack of bread. (source)
  24. To have them say, ` While you dream we go hungry! 'and ` What good will it do us if there is India, while we famish in Spain?' and ` You love us not, or you would become a prosperous sea captain! ' (source)
  25. He chose for his topic, Zephaniah 2, verse 11: "The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen." (source)
  26. Fort Washington *** were reserved from immediate death to famish and die with hunger: in fine the word rebel 'was thought by the enemy sufficient to sanctify whatever cruelties they were pleased to inflict, death itself not excepted. (source)
  27. Caesar was very successful in the administration of his province; that is to say, he returned in a short time with considerable military glory, and with money enough to pay all his debts, and famish him with means for fresh electioneering. (source)
  28. He welcomed me, on the contrary, with a joy that was evidently to a certain extent artificial and dictated by politeness, but was also sincere, prompted both by his stomach which so long a delay had begun to famish, and his consciousness of (source)
  29. For since thy good works, not thy goods, will follow thee; since wealth is an appertinance of life, and no dead man is rich; to famish in plenty, and live poorly, to die rich, were a multiplying improvement in madness, and use upon use in folly. (source)
  30. Now, this unchangeableness of his purposes the Lord brings as one demonstration of his deity; and those who make them liable to alteration, upon any account or supposition whatsoever, do depress him, what in them lies, into the number of such dung-hill gods as he threatens to famish and destroy. (source)
  31. Incensed at the disregard of their appeals, the publicans thrust the soldiers to doors; and the outcasts, turning highwaymen, stole cattle and sheep with impunity, slew the animals, and cooked the joints "in the open eye of the world," and sullenly vowed that they would have "meat rather than famish." (source)
  32. Picquigny, and found the town, the bridge, and the castle so well fortified, that it was not likely to pass there: the French king had so well defended the passages, to the intent that the king of England should not pass the river of Somme, to fight with him at his advantage or else to famish him there. (source)
  33. Numbers of poor slaves run away from their masters; some of whom doubtless perish in the swamps and other secret places, rather than return back again to their masters; others stay away until they almost famish with hunger, and then return home rather than die, while others who abscond are caught by the negro-hunters, in various ways. (source)
  34. In the first scene, the First Citizen describes the Senate the 1% of ancient Rome: They ne'er cared for us yet: suffer us to famish, and their storehouses crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, to support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich, and provide more piercing statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. (source)
  35. You shall have some that live only in their palates, and in their sense of tasting shall drown the other four: others are only epicures in appearances, such who shall starve their nights to make a figure a days, and famish their own to feed the eyes of others: a contrary sort confine their pleasures to the dark, and contract their specious acres to the circuit of a muff-string. (source)
  36. Easter holidays from the vast majority of Irish Protestant proprietors, -- do you avow yourselves to be in the position of landowners, who stand in no relation of aristocracy or leadership, government or guidance, succour or solace to millions of the people, who famish on the territorial possessions from which you derive your titles, your importance, your influence, your wealth. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "famished" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 13 synonyms for famished.

could eat a horse, dog-hungry, empty, flying light, having the munchies, hollow, hungering, hungry, ravening, ravenous, starved, starved to death, voracious


We have 4 antonyms for famished.

full, sated, satiated, satisfied





View up to 25 definitions of famished from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-transitive) To cause to endure severe hunger.
  2. (verb-transitive) To cause to starve to death.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To endure severe deprivation, especially of food.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To undergo starvation and die.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (verb) To starve (to death); to kill or destroy with hunger.
  2. (verb) To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hunger.
  3. (verb) To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
  4. (verb) To force or constrain by famine.
  5. (verb) To die of hunger; to starve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (verb-transitive) To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger.
  2. (verb-transitive) To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger.
  3. (verb-transitive) To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
  4. (verb-transitive) To force or constrain by famine.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To die of hunger; to starve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To deprive of nourishment; keep or cause to be insufficiently supplied with food or drink; starve; destroy, exhaust, or distress with hunger or thirst.
  2. (None) To suffer extreme hunger or thirst; be exhausted through want of food or drink; suffer extremity by deprivation of any necessary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) die of food deprivation
  2. (verb) deprive of food
  3. (verb) be hungry; go without food