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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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Shouldn't women in particular be suspicious of the renunciation of autonomy, the full-scale self-surrender on the part of the human (feminine) subject evoked in Weil's account of mystical devouring and decreation?
Similarly armed, Odette Hughes and Antoine Vereecken enter the fray like a pair of carnivorous insects set on devouring each other.
Philosophically," declared the poet Oswald de Andrade in his Manifesto antropo [ago (1928), describing the evolution of modern Brazilian culture in terms of the cannibalistic devouring of other cultures.
The black hole and the star that it's slowly devouring travel together on a looping path that ultimately will take them toward the outer reaches of our galaxy.
Compulsively devouring Le Monde, the New York Times, and La Nacion, pathetically hoping to find some kind of light between the lines, some hidden truth, I remembered Eliot: "The only wisdom we ever hope to acquire is the lesson of humility, because humility is endless." But rather than citations of Eliot's work, what emerges are distorted bits and pieces of memory and desire--as Paul Celan had wanted.
Columba, an Irish monk who converted much of Scotland to Christianity, supposedly prevented a great beast from devouring a man in the lake's water.
These can be thought of as the popular, psychedelic, contemporary embodiment of what Brazilian intellectuals identify as the foundation of Brazilian thought: the logic of cannibalism - the assimilative devouring and subsequent transformation of foreign influences.
Now, a giant stream of stars discovered in Andromeda's halo suggests that it also is devouring its neighbors, report Rodrigo Ibata of the Strasbourg Observatory in France, Michael Irwin of the University of Cambridge in England, and their colleagues in the July 6 NATURE.
Bigonzetti's female characters are all strong-willed, and combative; they develop the enchainements of the love duets, slipping away, then toward, their partners with speed and energy, employing dazzling muscular tension to express their devouring passion.
On entering Mac James' crowded show the first thing I noticed - it would have been very hard to miss - was a bizarre and hilarious New York nocturne in which the Empire State Building and the moon that gives this painting its name ("Luna") are dwarfed by an enormous, leaping white shark that looks eminently capable of devouring the entire city in one gulp.
Twisting space-time and devouring anything--even light--that gets too close, black holes rank among the most bizarre objects in the cosmos.
312), and now astronomers have some of the first direct evidence that our own Milky Way grew bigger by devouring galaxies around it.
In fact, the Milky Way's black hole may be devouring matter 10,000 times more rapidly than could be inferred from the luminosity, he says.
Unchecked, they create deserts wherever they go, devouring plants, shrubs, and seedlings.