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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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All in all, Burst them up with devour then beat them up for maximum damage.
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The fictional company portrayed in the movie was aptly called Engulf and Devour, with its hegemonic slogan, 'we put our fingers in everything.'
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Body builder Randy Santel devoured a huge 32oz fish and 15oz portion of chips, mushy peas, curry sauce, gravy, beans and a bap with a 500 ml bottle of pop to wash it down with.
A domestic monster that thrives on blood and devours everything (including its creator) may have been a comic metaphor for Communism in the red-baiting '50s, but we don't have to look any further than tabloid TV and the murky war-making machinery in Washington to supply our own contemporary parallels.
In the 1989 Dynamics of Power, a darkly glimmering mob of leaf-cutting ants blankets and devours the blue wings of a morpho butterfly.
The Pentagon devours the few engineers and scientists we turn out, dooming our shriking R&D efforts to commercial irrelevance.
Though our ever-expanding central government devours nearly 30 percent of our Gross Domestic Product, America remains "the best tax haven in the world," Rugy points out.
The Ravenous, a creature who devours dead peoples' souls (as if being dead weren't bad enough), now has Jack's scent and is looking for him.
In the other type, an ultracompact star called a neutron star devours the nearby gas.
When a male comes calling, expecting to mate, the female quickly devours it.
But of these two predators, the crafty crow, which also devours gull eggs, poses the greater threat.
After about 2 weeks, the growing maggot devours the interior of the ant's head, while an enzyme breaks down connective tissue to the point where the head falls off.