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be starving

To be very hungry. Mom, I'm starving! Is dinner almost ready?
See also: starve

be ˈstarving (for something)

(also be ˈstarved especially American English ) (informal) feel very hungry: When’s dinner? I’m starving!
See also: starve
References in classic literature ?
"I am a friend of the red men of Barsoom and I am starving. In the name of humanity open to us," I replied.
But I cannot I am starving. In a few hours my strength will be utterly exhausted; besides, perhaps I have not been missed at the fortress.
I am starving," and the ape-man looked down upon the lion beneath him and smiled, a slow quizzical smile, and then he shifted the carcass from his shoulder to the branch before him and, drawing the long blade that had been his father's, deftly cut off a hind quarter and, wiping the bloody blade upon Bara's smooth coat, he returned it to its scabbard.
"I am starving," he remarked acidly, and I felt a little compunction.
I am starving because I have to maintain a certain look.
One day, I am not thinking about any of this when I notice I feel the same as before, except I am starving. I stop fasting.
"I am starving to play - hopefully with Villa, but if not then we will have to sit down and think about it."
I know I am starving my husband, and he is suffering.
I get home from work at 8pm and although I am starving, I don't want a full meal in my stomach all night as I feel uncomfortable.
Give me land for I am starving. Give me land that my children may not die.
Seriously, when I have been out with my mates the night before I am starving the next day and can eat anything and everything.
I am sure that a lot of readers of a certain age remember returning home from school, and the first words uttered were 'mummy where are you, I am starving?'
'I basically eat every two hours and am starving every night when I finish, particularly if I've been swimming.
I am starving, I have just been to a barbecue," said Mr Tim Spencer, prosecuting.
Sam lay in his bed, refused to make any attempt to get up or eat and drink, and stated, "I am starving myself to death."