Usage examples for devours

  1. He does not get many Englishmen to eat; and it would seem as if the flesh of women and children and poor cowardly natives, he devours took its revenge upon him by undermining and destroying his natural courage. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. Like a fire that breaks out in a city and mercilessly devours while the flames find fuel, so this fire seemed destined to spread and devour till the last drop of Covenanted blood would sizzle on the coals. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  3. After about a week it becomes too large for the skin with which it was born, so it moults and immediately devours its cast skin. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed