Definition of all-devouring in English:


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1Devouring everything: a plague of locusts, biblical in its all-devouring horror
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  • Milton represents the insatiable and all-devouring character of Death, by the image of ravenous hunger.
  • London bowed down before the all-devouring fire as before an idol.
  • The true Messiah, when he came, delivered man from the dominion of social compulsion, and from all-devouring time itself.
1.1Completely filling one’s mind and attention; all-consuming: an all-devouring ambition for leadership
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  • He felt an all-devouring thirst.
  • Never did I experience such an all-devouring passion for a theme as on that occasion.
  • I've experienced two emotions that are equally impossible to describe: happiness to have called him my friend and the overwhelming, all-devouring sense of loss.

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