Example sentences for: devoured

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

  • An uncontrollable fire devoured a whole city of squatters’ shacks in Kowloon; 50,000 refugees were deprived of shelter.

  • Lefty, an "animal lover," reclines on a ghastly blue-green lounge chair in a red sweat suit, watching videotapes of gazelles being pounced on and devoured by lions.

  • The many-headed Hydra nearly defeated the hero Heracles by growing two new heads for every one that Heracles cut off, and the liver of Prometheus, devoured by a ravenous eagle each night, regenerated every morning.

  • The good news: We're doing a lot better than Papua New Guinea, where a 23 foot tsunami killed an estimated 3,000 people July 17 and left their corpses to be devoured by crocodiles.

  • Searching for meaning in this discovery, the Times of London concluded in an editorial that "[a]t the very least the wary Brit might understand the feral roots of French cuisine--of the steak tartare seeping blood onto the Limoges, of ortolans devoured in one bone-shattering mouthful.


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