extremely hungry: to be famished after a hike;famished multitudes in the immediate postwar period.
- half-fam·ished, adjective
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How to use famished in a sentence
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.
But this one swift achievement only whetted the famished appetite to more creative ardor.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
All these famished islanders, in the depths of their savage country, promised each other to meet at the Nabob's table.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
In November, fifteen martyrs were imprisoned in Canterbury castle, of whom all were either burnt or famished.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
He helps you to a deep gully, and there you remain till evening, half-famished for food.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
As soon as he discovered me, a bright gleam passed over his countenance, and he instantly held out to me that famished hand.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child