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Monday, October 05, 2009

Definitions for esurient

  1. Hungry; greedy.

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Citations for esurient
The enemy then was an esurient Soviet Union which, having swallowed up Eastern Europe, had imposed a totalitarian system on countries just liberated from Nazism. Arnold Beichman, Washington Times
These new censors, the deconstructionists, take the most luscious and delicious apple and show it to a hungry person. They then seal the fruit with plastic wrap and demand that the esurient victim enjoy its flavour. Michael Coren, Alberta Report
Origin of esurient
1665-1675
Esurient comes from the present participle of Latin esurire, "to be hungry, to desire eagerly," from edere, "to eat."
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