Example sentences for: devour

How can you use “devour” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The judge hasn't decided whether Microsoft violated antitrust laws, as the Justice Department contends, but he ordered the halt just to make sure that Microsoft doesn't devour the browser market while the case is in court.

  • For instance, to avoid polluting the elements, Parsis do not bury or cremate their dead, but lay them exposed and naked on their famous Towers of Silence for the vultures to devour.

  • Children were routinely told horrifying tales about gruesome creatures lurking nearby, ready to devour them if they so much as left their beds.

  • In 1788 a Spanish official, lighting a devotional candle in the private chapel in his home on Chartres Street, started a fire which spread, fanned by the wind, to devour nearly half the town.

  • Yes, Night will devour Day, but Macbeth's significant meaning here is: under cover of darkness—in reckless defiance of weird authority—he will have his black agents eliminate the bonded progenitor of Scottish kings, along with his only progeny.


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