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Word: voracious

Definition: ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader


Sentences Containing 'voracious'

By the time of the LP's release in November, all but Peter O'Doherty had adopted a pseudonym: Chris O'Doherty became Reg Mombassa; Murphy became Martin Plaza—his name copied from the title of the pedestrian plaza in central Sydney, also known as Martin Place; Smith's voracious appetite saw him dubbed "Greedy"; and Twohill became Wayne "Bird" Delisle.
Courting etiquette and marriage rituals, from henna tattooing and traditional village bride bargaining to modern civil services of high society, receptions covered by voracious paparazzi.
He described the God of Islam as "a primitive, Bedouin and anthropomorphic God" and the prophet Muhammad as "a sex maniac" who went around all the laws he had enacted to "appease his voracious desire", claiming that Muhammad was no different from "barbaric thugs who slaughtered, robbed, and raped women".
He noted occasional voracious appetite for very brief periods, but states that these were very rare and exceptional. He also records that she was frequently restless and active and notes that this was a "striking expression of the nervous state, for it seemed hardly possible that a body so wasted could undergo the exercise which seemed agreeable".
It is voracious and eats woodlice, slugs, beetles, caterpillars, flies, earthworms and even small mice.
Parkinson's affair with Sara Keays was a running joke with the satirical magazine Private Eye for over a decade (and satirical TV programme Spitting Image for nearly as long), with the magazine seldom passing up an opportunity to portray Parkinson as having a voracious sexual appetite.
The chief points to be referred to are three: first, that the common cuckoo, with rare exceptions, lays only one egg in a nest, so that the large and voracious young bird receives ample food.
The majority of "Chrysomya" species are known for being voracious predators of other blow fly species during the maggot stage.
The Squadron Supreme, once heroic defenders of justice and utopian ideals, have been reduced to corpulent cannibalistic murderers with a voracious appetite for human flesh.
The voracious beast soon fell under the command of Nightcrawler, who tried to use it to force Metlar's hand on the bargaining table.
The voracious caterpillar when transformed into a butterfly...and the gluttonous maggot when become a fly''content themselves with a drop or two of honey or some other sweet liquid.
USS "Hammerhead" (SSN-663), a , was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the hammerhead shark, a voracious fish found in warm seas, with a curious hammerlike head.

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