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all-devouring Line breaks: all-devour¦ing

Definition of all-devouring in English:


1Devouring everything: a plague of locusts, biblical in its all-devouring horror
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  • The state as an abstract entity took on bodily form and was revealed, in the world wars of the 20th century, to be an all-devouring monster.
  • The true Messiah, when he came, delivered man from the dominion of social compulsion, and from all-devouring time itself.
  • London bowed down before the all-devouring fire as before an idol.
1.1Completely filling one’s mind and attention; all-consuming: an all-devouring ambition for leadership
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  • If there is a criticism to be made of some of his earlier work it is that his all-devouring reading occasionally led to clogged expression.
  • There is nothing worse or more tedious than those - professionals or amateurs - for whom archaeology is an all-devouring obsession.
  • 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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