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de·vour·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedyadjective

    (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

    "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"

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  1. devouring

    Devouring refers to the act of consuming or eating something greedily and quickly, showing enthusiasm or eagerness. It could also refer to the act of destroying, consuming or engulfing something completely. Additionally, in a more figurative sense, it can refer to the act of consuming or taking in information or experiences quickly and eagerly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devouring

    of Devour

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devouring in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devouring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of devouring in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.

  2. Primo Levi:

    After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.

  3. Remy de Gourmont:

    Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I plan to speak about an Iranian regime that is threatening to destroy Israel, that's devouring country after country in the Middle East, that's exporting terror throughout the world and that is developing, as we speak, the capacity to make nuclear weapons, lots of them.

  5. Jeffrey Tucker:

    It's like this machine that's just devouring the city with ever more controls, ever more absurd levels of despotism.

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