Example sentences for: devour

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

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

  • While our cars eat up the miles, we chew over ideas, digest information, devour with our eyes, make mincemeat of our enemies, and take what they say with a pinch of salt .

  • 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.

  • Although reviewers grant that this production benefits from some nuanced performances, they still conclude that "The Sound of Music isn't really for grown-ups" (Ben Brantley, the New York Times ). They predict audiences will continue to devour the show's sentimental story anyway.

  • 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.

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