Usage examples for starvation

  1. The Megarians, who obtained all their provisions from Athens, were thus almost reduced to starvation. – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  2. What if I played our old doctor the trick of dying before the spring, and that of starvation! – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  3. In many cases this is due to sheer starvation. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  4. In April, 1770, at the age of seventeen, he left Bristol for London, where he took poison in August of the same year to escape a slower death by starvation. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  5. The girls prefer to be married, and the Tranmores give so much away that no one has the smallest excuse for starvation. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. Terrible sufferings came upon the West Indies for lack of the supplies they had been accustomed to import, and between 1780 and 1787 as many as 15, 000 slaves perished from starvation. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  7. Remained, then, but one course- to stay in Paris, and keep from starvation as best I might. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  8. Starvation stared me in the face, when I saw in a newspaper an advertisement addressed to me by Mr. Van Brandt. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  9. It's starvation- that's what's the matter with them. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  10. You have saved me from starvation.... – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  11. A strange, thin Henri, close to starvation, dripping water over everything from a German uniform, and very close indeed to death before he called out. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. The father worried night and day, for he did not know how he could keep his children from starvation. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  13. How many times haven't I saved this settlement from starvation? – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  14. Starvation luck, I s'pose. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  15. It may begin, instead of ending, by being a war of starvation; it may start, as it were, where it leaves off this time. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  16. A time came when he could get no work, and starvation stared him in the face. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  17. I spent time and money trying to be the one to find gold in these infernal mountains, and I find nothing but storm and starvation. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  18. Do you know, mademoiselle, he'd see me die of starvation rather than lend me five francs! – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  19. Another starvation day was given him and he became sugar- free. – The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Lewis Webb Hill Rena S. Eckman