Devouringly \De*vour"ing*ly\, adv. In a devouring manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • devouringly — See devourer. * * * …   Universalium

  • devouringly — adverb In a devouring manner; rapaciously, consumingly …   Wiktionary

  • devouringly — adv. in a devouring way; greedily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • devouringly — de·vour·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • devouringly — adverb see devouring * * * devourˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑devour …   Useful english dictionary

  • devour — devourer, n. devouringly, adv. devouringness, n. /di vowr /, v.t. 1. to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously. 2. to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly: Fire devoured the old museum. 3. to engulf or swallow up. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • avidly — Synonyms and related words: animatedly, anxiously, avariciously, breathlessly, covetously, devouringly, eagerly, enthusiastically, graspingly, greedily, hoggishly, impatiently, keenly, piggishly, promptly, quickly, rapaciously, raveningly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • devour — [dɪ vaʊə] verb 1》 eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly.     ↘(of fire or a similar force) consume destructively. 2》 read quickly and eagerly. 3》 (be devoured) be totally absorbed by a powerful feeling. Derivatives devourer noun devouring… …   English new terms dictionary

  • devour — /dəˈvaʊə / (say duh vowuh) verb (t) 1. to swallow or eat up voraciously or ravenously. 2. to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly. 3. to swallow up or engulf. 4. to take in greedily with the senses or intellect. 5. to absorb or engross… …   Australian English dictionary

  • devour — 1 eat hungrily or greedily. 2 (of fire etc.) engulf, destroy. 3 take in greedily with the eyes or ears (devoured book after book). 4 absorb the attention of (devoured by anxiety). Derivatives: devourer n. devouringly adv. Etymology: ME f.… …   Useful english dictionary

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