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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An extreme shortage of food.

Usage examples (37)
  • They that die by famine die by inches.
  • The extremity of the famine is here set forth by two frightful instances of it: -- 1.
  • Eizzy notes that the famine is the worst in the north and east, while those in the west are relatively safe from hunger.
  • Nansen to direct the relief effort in famine-stricken Russia. for more
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