North Korea is this impoverished, famished regime, but they have our attention because they have nuclear weapons.
famished Financier Dear famished: You, sir, have come to the right place.
Dash Snow was an artist whose subject matter involved rats, famished dogs, squalid sex, police brutality, and street life.
The famished child gave a little cry and reached both hands.
Black Donald seized them as a famished wolf might seize his prey.
Seven more days of marching, with hungry stomachs and famished horses and then, Moscow!
The best way to disperse the famished people is with food, not force.
Some distance off an outcast horse was attacked by thousands of famished crows.
Then the famished creatures attacked the bodies of their comrades.
One reads of famished wretches who have tried to nourish life from the current of their own veins.
c.1400, famyschen, alteration of famen (late 14c.), a shortening of Old French afamer, from Vulgar Latin *affamare "to bring to hunger," from ad famem, from Latin fames "hunger" (see famine).
Ending changed mid-14c. to -ish under influence of ravish, anguish, etc. The intransitive sense is from 1520s. Related: Famished; famishing.