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be devoured by (something)

To be dominated or overwhelmed by a particular emotion. I was totally devoured by anger the last time I saw my enemy.
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be devoured by something

be filled with a strong emotion that seems to control you: She was devoured by envy and hatred.
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The court while expressing resentment over it remarked " how it is possible that NAB releases and reinstates on their posts the officers who have devoured Shuhada's fund.
8220;The success of Devoured is a reflection of these efforts and highlights the positive changes in the culinary community that are the work of talented, energetic individuals, including chefs and restaurateurs, whose goal it is to transform the national image of Phoenix into a dining destination,” Lanning stated.
In the notebook she kept during her months of exile in New York, Weil inventories the positive attributes of her body, mind, and personality, and then writes: "May all these things be torn from me, devoured by God, and given to eat to afflicted people [a des malheureux] whose bodies and souls lack all kinds of food.
Unfortunately, no one noticed that the toad doesn't generally eat these bugs, though it successfully devoured other native insects and micro-fauna to the point of extinction.
And there went out a fire from the Lord, and devoured them.
I don't think it's that I'm a lazy anti-science philistine--for example, I devoured a book that covered some of Pinker's ground more grippingly, Robert Wright's The Moral Animal.
Dance is a hungry art; it can devour, and it can be devoured.
It was also noted that teh most devoured series in India is Sci-Fi.
Lady T, according to Bonham Carter, is a dowager of the manor; sweet, innocent and devoted to her vegetables, which are being devoured by a mysterious creature.
Narrated in simple prose, it tells of how Beowulf came to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar, whose men were being devoured nightly by the monster Grendel.
Astronomers have theorized that globular clusters, which are common at the outskirts of large galaxies, are remnants of small galaxies devoured long ago.
Hardy, a 360-pound corrections officer in New York, has devoured a fifteen-and-a-half foot uncut roll of sushi in thirty minutes and inhaled twenty-three-and-a-half hot dogs in twelve minutes, according to the Columbia News Service.
And most of the readers who devoured The Hunt For Red October will be surprised to learn that an equally dramatic, but much less successful, event happened aboard a Soviet missile frigate in 1975.