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Examples of voracious in a Sentence
He has a voracious appetite.
it seemed like the voracious kitten was eating her weight in food every day
Recent Examples of voracious from the Web
It was rejected by at least 26 publishers and went on to be banned by more than a few school libraries, all in futile opposition to the millions of voracious readers worldwide who have since claimed L'Engle's book as a touchstone.
All this may have been enough to damn the historical Donner party, but Katsu’s poor souls are dogged by an additional evil — a voracious presence that stalks them across the land, preying on and infecting the pioneers.
To be a hungry woman with an appetite, according to patriarchy, is to be voracious and pleasure-seeking, devoid of discipline and principles.
Anglers able to locate these concentrations can hit a fishing jackpot; whites are voracious feeders, willing to slam anything that looks like shad or crawfish or anything edible.
Shlonsky, of Shaker Heights, is a voracious reader and a champion of public libraries, according to a CCPL release.
Shoppers in China largely accept Alibaba’s voracious data collection, which allows the company to create detailed behavioral profiles across its many platforms.
Some of these start-ups will get gobbled up by much bigger firms like Ford or GM that are voracious for breakthrough technology.
Lethal threats arrive in many forms: windstorms, ice storms, lightning strikes, wildfires, droughts, floods, a host of constantly evolving diseases, swarms of voracious insects.
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Did You Know?
Voracious is one of several English words that derive from the Latin verb vorare, which means "to eat greedily" or "to devour." "Vorare" is also an ancestor of "devour" and of the "-ivorous" words, which describe the diets of various animals. These include "carnivorous" ("meat-eating"), "herbivorous" ("plant-eating"), "omnivorous" ("feeding on both animals and plants"), "frugivorous" ("fruit-eating"), "graminivorous" ("feeding on grass"), and "piscivorous" ("fish-eating").
Origin and Etymology of voracious
First Known Use: 1635See Words from the same year
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, great, greedy, gung ho, hot, hungry, impatient, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, thirsty, wild;
champing at the bit, chomping at the bit;
Synonym Discussion of voracious
- teenagers are often voracious eaters
- an admiral who was gluttonous for glory
- a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion
- rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns
VORACIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voracious for English Language Learners
: having or showing a tendency to eat very large amounts of food
VORACIOUS Defined for Kids
Word Root of voracious
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