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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Definitions for esurient

  1. Hungry; greedy.

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Citations for esurient
The enemy then was an esurient Soviet Union which, having swallowed up Eastern Europe, had imposed a totalitarian system on countries just liberated from Nazism. Arnold Beichman, Washington Times
These new censors, the deconstructionists, take the most luscious and delicious apple and show it to a hungry person. They then seal the fruit with plastic wrap and demand that the esurient victim enjoy its flavour. Michael Coren, Alberta Report
Origin of esurient
Esurient comes from the present participle of Latin esurire, "to be hungry, to desire eagerly," from edere, "to eat."
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