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hungry, starved

Descriptive of a paint film which shows the minute detail of the background on which it was applied, giving the appearance of skimpiness.
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Immediately a good-sized pie was given to the dog, which devoured it hungrily.
And had she looked up she might have seen a sleek body crouching almost directly over her and wicked yellow eyes glaring hungrily down upon her, but Teeka did not look up.
Not my hatred, but my loathing, gnawed hungrily at my life
After watching his mother and daughter, Deniz ate the ice bars with a hungrily.
Smooth and powerful, it just ate up the road, hungrily pushing forward and embracing those corners.
The Farmers' Almanac describes January's Full Wolf Moon as: "Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages.
For those four weeks the world stops for many football supporters as millions in the UK hungrily hoover up every match.
Schott has a knack for coming up with genuinely useful coinages--who among us has not experienced Mahlneid (coveting your dining partner's restaurant order), Traumneustartversuch (attempting to resume a dream after being roused), Vernissageversuchung (the urge to (dis)prove a "wet paint" sign), or Kuhlschrankblockade (staring hungrily but irresolutely at your open refrigerator)?
Beijing is hungrily seeking to win access to African energy resources in order to fuel its insatiable economy.
Washington, July 5 ( ANI ): An international group of astronomers has spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas.
I hungrily pore over your articles every month for new ideas, new perspectives and probably most of all, encouragement and hope.
Many multinational companies have been hungrily eyeing Myanmar since reforms by President Thein Sein's government began in 2011, thrusting the nation's estimated 60 million population into the consumer age.