hungry


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hungry

(hŭng′grē)
adj. hun·grier, hun·griest
Experiencing a desire or need for food.

hun′gri·ly adv.
hun′gri·ness n.
References in classic literature ?
Nearby are some squalling children and a hungry wife.
I think it would be a shame to send this child away hungry, especially as she agrees to eat whatever we can spare and not touch our people.
It didn't seem very fresh, but she was so hungry that she was not particular.
All night, with burning brands, he fought off the hungry pack.
Her eyes were hungry, and her hand was upon her heart, as with the hurt of something inside.
But when one is hungry one can eat even supper in the morning, and not complain.
I reckon he WAS hungry, for he made about two bites of it.
Well, it's a pity to cut the pie if you're not hungry, isn't it?
It was an angry Numa that quitted the river and prowled, fierce, dangerous, and hungry, into the jungle.
The hungry animal goes on making movements until it gets food; it seems natural, therefore, to suppose that the idea of food is present throughout the process, and that the thought of the end to be achieved sets the whole process in motion.
I would take liberty from any hand as a hungry man would snatch a piece of bread.
It was not until she was in the act of getting down the cup, and drawing a long breath after the exertion of causing its contents to disappear, that the lady of the caravan beheld an old man and a young child walking slowly by, and glancing at her proceedings with eyes of modest but hungry admiration.