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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Devouring or craving food in great quantities; (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; Extremely hungry.

Usage examples (25)
  • Antonia D. said, "Is it not amazing that the moment I have read the word esurient a trace of something I knew pressed me to bring it back to life again (that is, to ..."
  • It had been a relief for Ted after Connie's death, not to mention after the esurient pursuing by other women to which he'd been exposed, to find himself in the company...
  • Eight credits per week went to the company, in advance, for room and board; the rest he spent over the fat man's bar or gambled away at the fat man's crooked games-for...
  • Hercules not yet furibund, -- he is an esurient, unprovided Advocate. for more
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