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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"Young man," asked he, with his stern voice, "are you not appalled at the certainty of being devoured by this terrible Minotaur?"
Irwin and his colleagues previously found the first two examples of small-fry galaxies being devoured by the Milky Way (SN: 11/15/03, p.
This question of multiple selves is also a problem for Zora Neale Hurston, especially when we consider her approach to black life through the "spy glass of Anthropology." Hurston agreed with Ruth Benedict that "no man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes," for all human beings see it through the lens of "culture," which Benedict defined as "the outward expression of a deeply imagined core of values unique to a people's collective existence." Thus the dilemma for Janie in Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) lies in acquiring access to the metaphor (the drama of the storefront porch) without being devoured by a communal consciousness that degrades her as a woman.