be devoured by (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
I purposely refrained from referring to your affair, though I am devoured by curiosity.
But, as I am devoured by the hounds, I would take comfort from the fact that most of my media colleagues would also become the new world's answer to Pedigree Chum.
The most immediate cause of those outbreaks was, then as now, obvious and was captured in the records of artist-to-be Paul Gauguin, who was then a digger with the French Canal Company: "At night I am devoured by mosquitoes" (Harrison 1978).