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consume mass quantities

To eat, drink, or otherwise consume large amounts of something. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Large family holidays are all typified by consuming mass quantities of food and alcohol. As the largest economy on the planet, our prerogative seems to be to consume mass quantities of the Earth's resources.
See also: consume, mass, quantity

consumed by desire

Completely absorbed and controlled by one's passion or lust for something or someone. Jonathan found himself consumed by desire to be with Stephen, such that he could no longer pay attention in class. Many men, consumed by desire for a woman, have committed atrocious and sometimes bizarre acts of depravity. Consumed by his desire to rule the world, the dictator was blind to the mutiny of his advisors.
See also: consume, desire
References in classic literature ?
Norris could not speak with any temper of such grievances, nor of the quantity of butter and eggs that were regularly consumed in the house.
Three hours were consumed in cooking, repairing harnesses, and making and breaking camp, and the remaining nine hours dogs and men slept as if dead.
If capital consumed its share, the sum total of capital could not increase.
Capital will not consume this balance, because, already, according to its nature, it has consumed all it can.
Capital in all these countries has already consumed all it is able according to its nature.
Remember this surplus is over and above trade, which articles of trade have been consumed.
We found that when labor had consumed to the full extent of its wages, and when capital had consumed all it wanted, there was still left an unconsumed surplus.
Bradley consumed the lonely hours, and consumed himself in haunting the spot where his careless rival lay a dreaming; little Miss Peecher wore them away in listening for the return home of the master of her heart, and in sorrowfully presaging that much was amiss with him.
After a lapse of five minutes, consumed in incessant knocking and shouting, an old man in his shirt and trousers emerged from the turnpike-house, and opened the gate.
It was impossible to make any great way against such obstacles united; it was hard upon one o'clock already; and nearly two hours were consumed in getting to the end of the stage.
was in the flat when her two countrymen students consumed heroin and died of an overdose in August.
It monitored more than 100,000 people in 18 countries and found that people who consumed more sodium generally had significantly higher blood pressures than those who did not.
They had consumed drugs and alcohol," an anti-narcotics police captain said, according to prosecution records.
In 2012, Slovenia households consumed 49,696 TJ of energy or almost 2% less than in the previous year.
Previous studies have shown that when mice consumed all of their calories during their inactive period, they gained more weight than when they consumed the same amount of calories during their active period, Khaleej Times Reported.