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be starving

To be very hungry. Mom, I'm starving! Is dinner almost ready?
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be ˈstarving (for something)

(also be ˈstarved especially American English ) (informal) feel very hungry: When’s dinner? I’m starving!
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Ward rep Victor Karithi told journalists at Kandebene in his ward that about 40,000 residents from Tigania West alone are starving in arid and semi-arid areas.
directly, it is morally unacceptable that so many children are starving to death due to inadequate action.
Craig Charles was right when he put it into perspective, people in the third world are starving. But still she didn't get it."
"The reasons some Africans are starving are twofold - (1) Corrupt African leaders, and (2) The continued exploitation of Africa by the Western world.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the bears are starving because there is no functioning system for supplying food for them.
She said: "All these kids that are starving themselves - if you think about how much damage it's done to my body because I can't eat food then just think about what it is doing to somebody who is starving themselves or making themselves sick.
At present/more than half a million are starving because of a prolonged drought.
When I was growing up, my parents used to say to me, "Tom, finish your dinner--people in China are starving." I am now telling my own daughters, "Girls, finish your homework--people in China and India are starving for your jobs."
She is one of 50 detainees who are starving themselves after the Government lifted a ban on forced removals to the country.
The problems that Nessan raises are of the utmost concern: our fellow Christians, fellow humans are starving to death.
But I hope that you will be able to use the cheque I have enclosed to help in your appeal for those poor children who are starving.
"[Maybe] God is saying no to what we are and these little trivial debates we're having in the church while hundreds of thousands of people are starving to death.
And the cities tell us that they are starving for tax dollars.