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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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(37-38) So M'Cola laughs at both Hemingway, who hunts on the African continent, and the hyena, "self-eating devourer of the dead" (GH0A 38), (4) suggesting that the two are in some way identical.
Thus one portion of being is the Prolific, the other the Devouring: to the devourer it seems as if the producer was in his chains; but it is not so, he only takes portions of existence and fancies that the whole.
Book one, Gamers and Gods: AES (ISBN: 978-1503091627) covers the battle of Asklepios (Aes) against the Devourer of Millions (Am-heh).
Consett-born comic Atkinson, who studied at Newcastle University, said: "I have been a devourer of the Maigret novels for many years and I'm very much looking forward to playing such an intriguing character, at work in Paris during a fascinating period in its history".
This thinking is a culmination of his thinking in such mid-career works as The Prolific & The Devourer, "Against Romanticism," "Mimesis and Allegory," and the Didymus columns.
the hyena, hermaphroditic self-eating devourer of the dead, trailer of calving cows, hamstringer, potential biter-off of your face at night while you slept, sad yowler, camp-follower, stinking, fowl, with jaws that crack the bones that the lion leaves, belly dragging, loping away on the brown plain, looking back, mongrel dog-smart in the face; wack from the little Mannlicher and then the horrid circle starting.
Here, the innocuous visage of Frank has been replaced with a string of grotesque and disfigured female portraits like those of the "Face Eater" (2004)--a macabre union of Francis Bacon and George Condo--and "The Devourer," plastic, malleable hybrids who possess the ability to simultaneously destroy and regenerate themselves.
Hazrat Jabir (radi Allahu anhu) has reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) cursed the devourer of usury, its payer, its scribe, and its two witnesses.
the Devourer whose crocodile jaws will scarf the lying soul.
In fact, when characterizing the iconic regime in terms of the relationship between these two variables and the cannibal impulse, it is plausible to recur to two founding myths of the Greco-Christian culture, which seem to rule as dominant figures in the desiring machines of current capitalism: the myth of Cronos the devourer, and the myth of Satan, seen by Dante as the great Cannibal through whose belly all unredeemed sinners are to pass, those who today may be described as the excluded, the radically others, the inhabitants of the hell produced by the everyday life ruled by capital.
where she swims in the depths she who lies beneath all the devourer who
Since the Ancient Egyptians were concerned that the different elements of a person--body, spirit, name and heart- might be dispersed in death, numerous spells were inserted to protect the deceased's head or heart (the weight of which would determine whether the soul was admitted into the afterlife or would be destroyed by the monstrous 'Devourer'), ensure that there was enough water to drink and air to breathe and that the dead were protected against snakes, demons and other dangers on the way.
A heavy heart, weighed down with sin, meant being thrown to the Devourer.
M54 may also be home to a black hole with as much mass as 10,000 Suns, a devourer within the devoured.