I sit here babbling like a garrulous old woman while you must be famishing.
Millions upon millions are famishing for the bread and water of life.
A famishing traveller who had run down a salamander, made a fire, and laid him alive upon the hot coals to cook.
A famishing man has never yet been hung for stealing to sustain life.
They beheld the beauty of my daughter, and they looked on her with famishing eyes.
famishing lions and tigers will not approach the camp-fire to seize their prey.
These were fed to the famishing dog, then closing the door he hurried back to Patchogue, where he phoned Dreamy Hollow.
On reaching the river at the point where we were camped, they were famishing with hunger.
Beneath the chill December sky these famishing spectres had to take refuge in the open ditch below the ramparts of the town.
The Doctor's servant, Kilian, who is famishing, asks for food.
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.