starved of

idiom

: not given enough of (something needed for one's emotional well-being)
Those children have been starved of attention.

Examples of starved of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As states were starved of resources, conservatives like the Koch network were pumping resources into states to take over legislatures. Nomiki Konst, New York Daily News, 3 July 2024 Brexit may still be the official policy of both parties, but starved of growth, the United Kingdom needs better access to the EU’s single market. Matthias Matthijs, Foreign Affairs, 30 Apr. 2024 The independent, minor-league baseball franchise plans to keep the spirit of baseball alive with a team of eager young players in a city that’s increasingly starved of professional sports, and at a park named for a late former ballplayer raised in Oakland. Shomik Mukherjee, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 In the 1940s, Jewish militias (and later the IDF) were starved of weapons from abroad. Shashank Joshi, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 British Airways pilots got sick as their cockpit was starved of air Three pilots of a 2015 British Airways flight got sick after debris, including bubble wrap, insulation materials and wires, blocked airflow to the cockpit on a Boeing 777 plane. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 8 Jan. 2024 Perpetually hungry and starved of anything other than protein, Nichols says her fatigue led to injuries. Eileen Finan, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Yes, publishing loves an upstart phenom, and too many second and third books by brilliant authors are starved of marketing. Boris Kachka, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2024 The company’s Paramount Pictures movie studio has been in turnaround mode for several years and some of its top cable networks have been starved of fresh content for a similar period of time. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 10 Jan. 2024

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“Starved of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starved%20of. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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