Only Rangoon vultures surpassed them in numbers and voracity.
This voracity must be peculiar to the inhabitants of cold countries, said Altamont.
At any rate, the bleak is to be found only in fresh water; and on account of its voracity bites readily at the hook.
He preys only on the smallest quadrupeds, and with all his voracity he is an arrant poltroon.
There was a roar at my voracity, but their own appetites were too vigorous for them to disbelieve me.
With some of them this voracity went so far that we had to chain them.
The grief of this separation in no way changed the prisoner's almost disease of voracity.
Numerous accounts have been given of the voracity of the pike.
To make a pretty picture at the expense of drama is merely to pander to the voracity of the costumier and scene-painter.
Their voracity is useful for the preservation of the social organism.
1520s, from Middle French voracité (14c.) or directly from Latin voracitatem (nominative voracitas) "greediness, ravenousness," from vorax (genitive voracis) "greedy," from vorare "to devour," from PIE root *gwer- "to swallow, devour" (cf. Sanskrit girati "he swallows," garah "drink;" Greek bora "food;" Lithuanian geriu "to drink;" Old Church Slavonic ziro "to swallow," grulo "gullet").