famine will stalk the land and as many as seven million people will confront extreme food insecurity—in short, starvation.
Sections of the southern part of the country have been gripped by a famine that has already killed an estimated 29,000 children.
The emir had apparently received the cup as a gift for his assistance during a famine in Egypt.
In dramatic lore their names are Death, Destruction, Pestilence, and famine.
She recalls that during the famine her father illegally sold gold and silver.
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
That morning a rumor had reached the village of a famine in the island of Crete.
But there is yet another thing connected with the famine advances, which is very likely to mislead.
That was in case of an enemy or a famine when the people might be tempted to eat it.
And if here we chose to perish by suicide or natural death—and famine is a natural death—what eye would ever look on our bones?
mid-14c., from Old French famine "hunger" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *famina, from Latin fames "hunger, starvation, famine," of unknown origin.
The first mentioned in Scripture was so grievous as to compel Abraham to go down to the land of Egypt (Gen. 26:1). Another is mentioned as having occurred in the days of Isaac, causing him to go to Gerar (Gen. 26:1, 17). But the most remarkable of all was that which arose in Egypt in the days of Joseph, which lasted for seven years (Gen. 41-45). Famines were sent as an effect of God's anger against a guilty people (2 Kings 8:1, 2; Amos 8:11; Deut. 28:22-42; 2 Sam. 21:1; 2 Kings 6:25-28; 25:3; Jer. 14:15; 19:9; 42:17, etc.). A famine was predicted by Agabus (Acts 11:28). Josephus makes mention of the famine which occurred A.D. 45. Helena, queen of Adiabene, being at Jerusalem at that time, procured corn from Alexandria and figs from Cyprus for its poor inhabitants.