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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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There's the top-notch white flour in nearly every DEVOUR.
Whatever you're craving, the DEVOUR brand has a decadently delicious meal just waiting for your mouth to discover it
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.
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.
When a male comes calling, expecting to mate, the female quickly devours it.
The plant immediately devours the tasty burrito and then slyly wraps itself around the guy's beverage to wash down the extreme taste.
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.