Phrases with "hungry"

Frances Hodgson Burnett They’re as hungry as young hawks an’ foxes. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

George Meredith Of course I would not leave her hungry outside, so in the end he reluctantly invited us both, and introduced us to his wife. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

He had all the advantages on his side — possession, security, power; he was on the side of an overwhelming force! He was not hungry and desperate, and he did not seem in the least afraid. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Hide him where no Fettiplace can penetrate, for he is a damning link with Avelard. Then give me some provender for the road, for I will be hungry before tomorrow’s e’en. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Mark Twain During three days Tom was deeply concerned about the Judge’s condition and hungry for news of it. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Thomas Carlyle I am afraid he was a very vain man; hungry for the praises of men. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

He gazed at her with hungry eyes And fluttering did his heart arise. Poems by the Way by William Morris [1891]

Richard Burton The boy Mohammed, I, and Shaykh Nur, lost no time in exerting our right hands; and truly, after our hungry journey, we found the Kunafah delicious. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Andrew Lang If you are hungry take this little table and rap on it, saying, as you do so: “The dinner of an emperor!” and you will get as much food as you want. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith I’ve had a good walk, and a capital drive, and I’m as hungry as the boat’s crew of Captain Bligh.” He jumped down. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

But I am hungry and ’tis three o’clock. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her arms were still twined about his neck, her lips hungry for his kisses, her eyes shining up into his. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Rudyard Kipling Waiting hungry on the threshold for I cannot bring their food. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

So, hungry as glutton, You turn to your mutton, But — no sight for laughter — The soup it’s gone after. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

George Meredith He entered with the veritable appetite of a cavalier who had ridden from London fasting; and why he had come at that early hour, he was too hungry to explain. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Theodore Dreiser Here hungry men, raw from the shops and fields, idyls and romances in their minds, builded them an empire crying glory in the mud. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

We slowly left these desolate ridges behind, and at fifteen miles we camped, Jimmy and I being both hungry and thirsty. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

A single dish of boiled fish, set before the two illustrious guests, was more tempting to hungry stomachs than to delicate palates. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins I begged — openly, loudly, as only a hungry child can beg. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Arnold Bennett He was now shocked as much by the girl’s outrageous candour as by the indisputable revelation that she went hungry for praise. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Henry Fielding Not less ardent was the hungry passion of our hero, who, from the moment he had cast his eyes on that charming dish, had cast about in his mind by what method he might come at it. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Sinclair Lewis By repeatedly asking, they managed to keep going westward and, after their competent mid-morning lunch, they were not too hungry till three o’clock. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Louisa May Alcott The solitary, hungry look in his eyes went straight to Jo’s warm heart. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

His eyes were fastened with anxious, hungry pain on Lippo’s face. Signa by Ouida

Sinclair Lewis She was incessantly hungry for the smell of a man’s pipe, the horizon thunder of his grumbling. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Walter Besant It seemed as if I should never be hungry any more, and never feel the want of food. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

H. G. Wells All the same if he’s hungry . The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Virginia Woolf Yes; four biscuits and a pale piece of chocolate — in case she should be hungry in the night. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

William Hope Hodgson Then, though with slowness, it fell away to a low, continuous growling, and in it there was that which I can only describe as an insistent, hungry snarl. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Richard Burton We had passed a pleasant day, drinking sweet water, and eating the dates, grapes, and pomegranates, which the people of the place carry down to the beach for the benefit of hungry pilgrims. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Frances Hodgson Burnett She trembled all over as she put the bottle to its mouth and saw the fiercely hungry clutch of its hands. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

It is better to be hungry than rich. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

By the law, here comes something for a hungry fellow; thank ye, my lass, God bless ye, feeding the hungry. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Cowper Vain the attempt To advertise in verse a public pest, That, like the filth with which the peasant feeds His hungry acres, stinks and is of use. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

H. G. Wells She kissed me with a hungry intensity of passion, on my cheeks, on my lips. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

H. G. Wells And thinking of that train makes me hungry again. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

James Joyce Damp night reeking of hungry dough. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Andrew Lang So the cats could always see the mice, but could not touch them, and the hungry mice were tormented by the sight and smell of the delicious morsels which they could never seize. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins Julius, hungry for music, and reigned to circumstances, asked for no more. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Andrew Lang Everyday she gave the Princess a lovely new frock of gold brocade, or satin, or velvet, and when she was hungry she had bowls full of sugar-plums, and at least twenty pots of jam. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope Lactimel would have clothed and fed the hungry and naked, so that all mankind might be comfortable. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy Throw ’em over hedge; there they’ll grow, staring me in the face like a hungry dog driven away, and creep back again in a week or two the same as before. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

She thought, poor thing, she would like to be a cake — for this little girl was very hungry indeed. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

You never know the minute you’ll waken up hungry and be glad of the sandwiches even if it’s only to pass the time. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Mark Twain Their hungry eyes and their lank forms continually suggested one glaring, unsentimental fact — they wanted what they term in California “a square meal. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

There was another thing that Planchet had no liking for and that was starting on a journey with a hungry stomach. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

The attorney made a hungry snatch at the paper, over William Wylder’s shoulder, nearly bearing that gentleman down on his face, but his clutch fell short. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Theodore Dreiser Resorting to those peculiar charities, several of which, in the press of hungry search, he accidentally stumbled upon, did the rest. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

We got back to the rock on the 15th, very late at night, hungry and thirsty. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Charles Dickens The small servant looked hard enough at it with her hungry eyes to see every shred of it, small as it was, and answered, ‘yes. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Radclyffe Hall They no longer felt desolate, hungry outcasts; unloved and unwanted, despised of the world. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

But the inexorable mountains, so hideously familiar for six weary years, made mute reply, and the sea, crawling at his feet, seemed to grin at him with a thin-lipped, hungry mouth. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

In vain I tried to refuse them: she had given more than enough for a keepsake before, and I was not hungry for property; still I had to choose some, or I would give offence. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Walter Besant As a Christian, and a member of the congregation of Mr. — But never mind — you are hungry now, and wish to eat. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Theodore Dreiser At this same hour in the council-chamber itself were assembling as hungry and bold a company of gray wolves as was ever gathered under one roof. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Victor Hugo For those that have their fill the hungry do not exist. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Olaf Stapledon I was terrified and longed for safety, hungry and lusted for food. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling He was so hungry that he forgot his dignity and gave me sweet words. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

He was too hungry to answer her; and, holding the plate submissively to his hand, she began to whisper up to him in a quick, panting voice. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Coconnas was thus wholly reassured, and as he was very hungry he ordered supper. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Andrew Lang But that very midnight the lindworm, who was hungry and could not wait for his supper, came out of the brook with a rushing noise, and made straight for the tree. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

No one now would openly set out to give his pupils as little food as they could do with, or tell them that it is healthy to get up from a meal as hungry as you sat down. Collected Essays by George Orwell

William Hazlitt They brought one Pinch, a hungry lean-fac’d villain, A meer anatomy, a mountebank, A thread-bare juggler and a fortune-teller, A needy, hollow-ey’d, sharp-looking wretch, A living dead man. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

George Meredith It was a steady light through every wind that blew, save when the heart narrowed; and then it waxed feeble, and the life in her was hungry for she knew not what. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Augustine Birrell This money was largely spent in bribing the House of Commons. The French ambassador was allowed an extra grant of a thousand crowns a month to keep a table for hungry legislators. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle A thin, hungry face, thickly freckled with yellow over the cheek bones, blue, watery eyes, an ill-nourished, light-coloured moustache, a peaked yachting cap—that was all that I saw. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

M. P. Shiel It is touching: there never was an age so hungry for faith. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Rudyard Kipling On that occasion —’twas at the Bohemian Club — I heard oratory with the roundest of o’s, and devoured a dinner the memory of which will descend with me into the hungry grave. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Sinclair Lewis His insufferable familiarity! The penalty for my having been a naive kiddy, hungry for friendship, once. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Now the question is, would you care for the post?” Needless to say, I embraced the opportunity in much the same manner as a hungry trout jumps at a fly. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Perhaps it was that the gull was curious because they were all so still, or perhaps the bird was hungry and believed there might be scraps of food about. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

These fat friars were like the lean wolves of Russia — hungry for everything they could see. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Abraham Merri Behind them they heard a shouting, a baying as of hungry hounds in sight of a deer. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

I feel quite hungry again now. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

This the Fox could easily lap up, but the Stork could only wet the end of her long bill in it, and left the meal as hungry as when she began. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

There was mony a time when the meal-ark was toom [empty], and the wind and weet cam’ in through the baulks, and the peats wadna kindle, and we were baith hungry and cauld. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Sinclair Lewis She sighed, “Ohhhh!”— a hungry sound. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Two others were dead, their bodies cast upon the inhospitable beach by the Atlantic surge, where they lay unburied, to be mangled by the wild tribes, or to feed the hungry hyaena. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Mark Twain They were too hungry to stop to fish, but they fared sumptuously upon cold ham, and then threw themselves down in the shade to talk. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Nellie Bly If I had not known how hungry they were and the pitiful side of it, the conversation would have been very amusing. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

I have a centime, and I am so hungry —” “When did you eat last?” “Yesterday at noon. Signa by Ouida

Henry James He allowed that she had surprised him here; knowing of her in other days mainly that she was hungry to adopt an overrated profession he had not imputed to her the normal measure of intelligence. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Bertha, to her surprise, found that she was hungry for the first time since she had been in London. Her meals in the little lodging-house had been a horror to her. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

H. Rider Haggard As Umslopogaas, savage old Zulu that he was, said when I pointed out to him the peak hanging in the glittering air: ‘A man might look thereon for a thousand years and yet be hungry to see. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Thomas Wolfe But wouldn’t you like something?” George told him no, that he was not hungry either. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Henry James Such were the emotions of a hungry girl whose sensibility was almost as great as her opportunities for comparison had been small. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

George Gissing The hungry room had no occupants. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Ivan Turgenev So now we’re as hungry as wolves. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

George Meredith Arabella was pushed on by the inexorable crowd of hungry people behind. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Henry James Already, at hungry twenty-six, Gravener looked as blank and parliamentary as if he were fifty and popular. The Coxon Fund by Henry James [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson Of these two I made my whole diet, devouring them cold and raw as I found them; and so hungry was I, that at first they seemed to me delicious. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassan The six men watched her movements with hungry eyes. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

E. F. Benson A pleased dog, an expectant dog, a hungry dog, a jealous dog, a disappointed dog — one gathers all that from a dog’s eyes. The Cat by E. F. Benson

Hunger might; but I was not feeling particularly hungry for Jacobus’s food. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Edith Wharton And then his book had already sunk such talons into him; he could feel it sucking at his brain like some hungry animal. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Sigmund Freud But since he knows that this is forbidden him, he does not dare, as hungry children do in dreams (cf. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

The door was opened by an elderly woman in black, very sallow, very thin, with prominent cheekbones and hungry black eyes. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

So she quietly said: “Well, well, my girl, whenever the lad is hungry you must keep him to dinner — that’s all. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jack London Nothing rough, however, nor violent; merely the restlessness of weary and hungry men. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Henry David Thoreau Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Rudyard Kipling The smell of the dew in the marshes made him hungry and restless. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Henry Lawson You are empty enough inside, but the emptiness is filled up, as it were, with the wrong sort of hungry vacancygnawing anxiety. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Daniel Defoe The hungry fish could hardly wait the day, When the sun’s beams should chase the storm away, But quickly seize with greedy jaws their prey. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Wilkie Collins The hungry neighbour disputed with nobody from that moment, and the melancholy neighbour recovered his spirits. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli He turned round; it was Mr. Beckendorff, with a face deadly white, his full eyes darting from their sockets like a hungry snake’s, and the famous Italian dagger in his right hand. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Jaikie extracted from an inner pocket a skimpy leather purse, while the other watched his movements with the eyes of a hungry dog who believes that there is provender going. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

To replace such a feast as he had ordered with sandwiches and hard-boiled eggs would be worse than going healthily hungry for once; it was all very well for me who knew not what I had missed. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Hurry it up, Dick, like a good fellow, for I’m as hungry as a famished kestrel. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Nellie Bly It was not long until the dinner hour arrived and I was so hungry that I felt I could eat anything. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

The same pairing was adopted on the return journey, and Poltwhistle, from his place in the rear, watched the other couple with jealous, hungry eyes. Misplaced Affections by Guy Boothby

George Eliot But there were all sorts of weapons in abundance hanging there, and Baldassarre’s eyes discerned what he was more hungry for than for bread. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Jack London Nor did he scorn to do battle with a weasel as hungry as himself and many times more ferocious. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

George Gissing Arthur sat on a broken chair, meanwhile, eyeing the woman with hungry eyes, and doing his best to satisfy his own stomach with the scraps of dry bread and meat which remained to him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Yet it was the sweetest morsel he had ever tasted, and the apples might have been grown in the garden of the Hesperides from the satisfaction and pleasure they gave this hungry man. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Mark Twain I was so hungry I had to stop two miles below here at a farm; so I ain’t hungry no more. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Nellie Bly There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

He who had once been obscure and hungry was now fat, rich and feared. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassan If you only knew how hungry and cold I am! I beg your pardon! Oh! I am so cold. The Debt (Fanny) by Guy de Maupassan

Mark Twain Ferguson’s hungry eye was upon him in an instant. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Gryce, who never lost any thing, darted on this small gleam of advantage as a hungry pike darts upon an innocent minnow. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope If he could find hungry Papists and convert them into well-fed Protestants by one and the same process, he must be doing a double good, he argued; — could by no possibility be doing an evil. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard We wet our beaks like eagles, our spears flash in the sun; we shake our assegais, and are hungry to fight. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

I am esteemed the model of fasters; and during the Ramazan give no quarter to the many hungry fellows who come to me under various pretexts, to beg a remission of the strictness of the law. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Kate Chopin Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited. Short stories by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells If you are hungry there is no food, if you are ill no doctor . A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

If they felt hungry after their bread-and-lard breakfast, they would pare a turnip and munch it, or try a bite or two of the rich, dark brown oilcake provided for the cattle. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Marjorie Bowen She was fastidious and preferred to go hungry rather than eat fat cold mutton, coarse boiled potatoes, stiff rice-puddings, and Normandy pippins boiled into a pulp. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Charles Dickens Reserving what remained to finish with, he asked: ‘Have you got anything to eat, any of you? I’m as ravenous as a hungry wolf. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

G. K. Chesterton On the other hand, she had a sort of hungry appetite for all the fruitful things like fields and gardens and anything connected with production; about which she was quite practical. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

H. G. Wells I was too tired and hungry to think clearly, and the hard implication of our antagonism prevailed with me. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Rudyard Kipling When he had finished, it struck him that he had been behaving strangely, for he said apologetically, ‘I don’t think I ever felt so hungry in my life. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson More, more, and more again! She was as hungry for these memories as a child for dainties. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Elizabeth Gaskell He thought that he had come upon her too suddenly, and he attempted to soothe her with soft murmurs of love, and to woo her to his outstretched hungry arms once more. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Rudyard Kipling Now the Waingunga is hungry water, and they will have no Kaa to hold them, but will go down, such as live, to the shallows by the Seeonee Lairs, and there thy Pack may meet them by the throat. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell On the whole he was not so hungry as his daughter. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

But, hungry as I was, I could not tear myself away from my darling, and in the end I compromised by substituting the Dutch oven, which required less attention. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The latter came blundering into the room, true to type, a large bestial-looking man, his cheeks flushed with drink, his eyes hungry with lust. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Andrew Lang He helped the poor and fed and clothed the hungry and naked and all Mark’s riches became his. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Feeling hungry himself, he asked them if they were hungry. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

A new mob was expected for an initiation ceremony, and the camps were hungry and disgruntled. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Olaf Stapledon He confronted a hungry ape with two cards of different shades of grey. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

The girl shrank appalled from the sinister light in her stepmother’s gray eyes, as they followed her unceasingly, dogging her footsteps with a hungry and evil gaze. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

We were too hungry to make any scruples, and after the poor, coarse fare we had been used to, the savoury repast seemed the most delicious I ever tasted. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

It was a very good one, but he wasn’t hungry any more. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Jeremy Bentham A baker sells his bread to a hungry man who asks for it. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Mark Twain This is the letter: “I cannot cease to be astonished at the simplicity of Fulbert; I was as much surprised as if he had placed a lamb in the power of a hungry wolf. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. G. Wells The hungry sheep look up and are not fed — at least they are not fed properly. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

H.G. Wells When one is hungry one wants to eat. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Andrew Lang Whether an easy-going, hungry ghost-god with a liking for his family, or a moral Creator not to be bribed, is better suited to an environment of not especially scrupulous savages, any man can decide. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

George Meredith She was between-whiles hungry and desperate, or stricken with shame. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Sinclair Lewis The warmth and faith of Peony were even more important to him than the good steak dinners which he was not getting and of which he thought all through the hungry days. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

He made one, not such as would appeal even to a hungry prospector, but which to the father and the rest, eaten with tea profusely sugared, made a banquet of ambrosia and nectar. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins And yet I can’t help pitying myself when I look back at myself at that time--I was so young, so hungry for a little sympathy, so weary of my empty, friendless life. A Fatal Fortune by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Rudyard Kipling On that occasion —’twas at the Bohemian Club — I heard oratory with the roundest of o’s; and devoured a dinner the memory of which will descend with me into the hungry grave. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Gissing When the time came, he presented himself, hungry and dirty as ever, but with an unwonted liveliness in his eye. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The Island of Tírán, as has been shown, is a grisly scrap of desert: it has no sweet water; and its three birds would not long have satisfied thirty hungry men. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

He was very hungry and had Jaikie’s promise of a not too distant meal, and his mind—this was always a factor in his comfort—was working busily. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

He saw, too, that his father was hungry and thirsty for what he could not have, and that his soul was set on this eluding quest. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

The Fury fires the pack; they snuff, they vent, And feed their hungry nostrils with the scent. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Once doesn’t need to be hungry to be able to eat salad. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Arthur Conan Doyle And the look of it — the great staring goggle eyes, and the line of white teeth like a hungry beast. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Nor are men hungry and thirsty before they become wise. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Rudyard Kipling Next day there was no Haliotis — only a little proa rocking in the warm rain at the mouth of the harbour, whose crew watched with hungry eyes the smoke of a gunboat on the horizon. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

He had been up an hour and a half, and he spoke with the severity of a hungry man. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Andrew Lang The husband walked on and on and on without ever seeing one, and every now and then he felt so hungry that he was obliged to eat one of the crusts of bread out of his bag. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I was jolly hungry and would have made a good meal if I hadn’t constantly had to keep jogging my wits. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Sometimes he wondered a little that he was never hungry or thirsty. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams [1937]

George Gissing What has a hungry Demos to do with the beautiful?’ Mrs. Eldon sighed gently. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jules Verne To use his own phrase, he was as hungry as the whole population of three million Algerians, of whom he was the representative, and he must have enough to eat. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Arnold Bennett I’m never so hungry as when I’m being seriously idle. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

John Galsworthy On either side of her a Hayman boy, his lean, taciturn, hungry face turned towards his plate, ate his mutton steadily. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

It was true that I might meet a hungry lion, but the chance was remote, and I had my pistol. Prester John by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle It was the worst enemy I had among them all — one who has been after me like a hungry wolf after a caribou all these years. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Florence Dixie Just as day broke the dogs gave tongue; there was a crashing among the bushes, and Mr. B. rode up, with an eager, hungry look on his face, which boded no good. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

M. P. Shiel She will think that I am pursuing her! seeking to force myself like a hungry dog upon her notice—which Almighty God forbid. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

The counter-revolutionary functionaries are the most dishonest criminals toward their hungry and dying brethren on the Front. . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Charles Dickens He wishes to see the fine world — the King, the Queen, and Court; let him see them on Sunday.” “What?” exclaimed the hungry man, staring. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Having their masters’ command, doubtless, to stay within the marsh’s boundaries, there they had remained, hungry or not. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell Knives and forks, cups and saucers made a noise, but human voices were still, for human beings were hungry and had no time to speak. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

There were some provisions in the train, but these were soon exhausted, and the hungry passengers, if they did not actually devour human flesh, at least fought furiously over the last piece of bread. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

The old story was repeated; I had forty-five hungry men, who must have food, and unless either she or the king would make some proper provision for them, I could not help it. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Algernon Blackwood I wished to be alone, but was hungry for companionship as well. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

They were screeching — screeching — screeching! — and they looked so nice and so plump that I could smell them, as if they were stewing in a casserole, till I began to get as hungry as a gamin. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Willa Cather I ain’t never been hungry since I had your mudder to cook fur me. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Andrew Lang And now the last crumb was gone, and the hungry beasts thronged round him, greedy for fresh prey. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

In that chapter Christ charges us to relieve the poor if we would be saved—the hungry and thirsty, the sick, the naked. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

Benjamin Disraeli Look! is it the moss-people that I see! As sure as I am a hungry sinner, the Wild One is out a-hunting to-night. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Edith Wharton Tramping back after dark, hungry and happy under the sharp autumn stars, he stood still suddenly and thought: “God, if I could tell her — ” But even that pang was a passing one. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Edith Wharton There are a lot of hungry Ambrose cousins who will make one gulp of his money, and never give a dollar to the work. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

All about this lusty rogue dangled divers pouches and bags of different sizes and kinds, a dozen or more, with great, wide, gaping mouths, like a brood of hungry daws. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Anthony Trollope But a good head of cabbage when you’re hungry is wholesome food. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He held out hungry hands to Ida, and when she patted them he was grateful. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

I accordingly finished what remained, and when I had done so felt as hungry as ever. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Bram Stoker That she was so hungry that she would not wait. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Louisa May Alcott Forgive me, dear, I can’t help seeing that you are very lonely, and sometimes there is a hungry look in your eyes that goes to my heart. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Walter Scott You are nearer and dearer to your sister, St. Ronan’s, than you are to poor Saunders Meiklewham, that hasna sae muckle gentle blood as would supper up an hungry flea. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Anatole France And so it is that, since Adam’s fall, we see mankind hungry and incontinent. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Abraham Merri I realized, too, that I was ravenously hungry and had eaten nothing since morning. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Poor woman! We could imagine her assumed cheerfulness over the scanty meal, and the refusal of her own small portion, that her hungry boy might have enough. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Now he looked at it with the hungry gladness with which a traveller sees again the familiar objects of home. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]