Usage examples for famine

  1. Though Silchar grows enough for ten times its population, there was actually a famine six weeks before our arrival, the demand from Silhet being so great. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. How could a mind, hungry for knowledge, be willing, in an intellectual famine, to lose such a banquet as Pekuah's conversation?" – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  3. Famine came next, with disease and death in its train; and many a man, hurrying on to reap the golden harvest, fell by the wayside, without once seeing the waving of the yellow grain. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins

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