• WordNet 3.6
    • n hungriness strong desire for something (not food or drink) "a thirst for knowledge","hunger for affection"
    • n hungriness prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
    • n hungriness a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Disappointed, Hungry Prodigal Tending Swine The Disappointed, Hungry Prodigal Tending Swine


  • Richard Whately
    “Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.”
  • Jack London
    Jack London
    “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
  • Proverb
    “Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.”
  • Les Brown
    “You gotta be hungry!”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “God comes to the hungry in the form of food.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “A hungry man is not a free man.”


Hungry as a bear - If you are hungry as a bear, it means that you are really hungry.


In literature:

This would mean poor crops and hungry people.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
He may be hungry, but he will not set his huge hooked talons on the earth.
"Wood Folk at School" by William J. Long
When our work was done we were all as hungry as the wolves are in winter, when they have had no food for days.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
They had now been a long time without food, and all four were hungry enough.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
After a while Twisty-Tail began to get hungry.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
The kitchen was swarming with hungry soldiers who begged corn-bread and half-cooked dough from the negroes.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
And now eat like a hungry child.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Of course, the rest of the children had to go hungry.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
We found that we were really hungry.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
I bet you're hungry this minute.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow

In poetry:

"The hungry worm my sister is;
This winding sheet I wear:
And cold and weary lasts our night,
Till that last morn appear.
"William And Margaret" by Henry Morley
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
'Tis Manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
"How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds" by John Newton
"It's many a mother's lot to share,
Seven hungry children viewing,
A morsel of the coarsest fare,
As I this peach was doing."
"The Peach" by Charles Lamb
Come, ye rich, survey the stable
Where your infant Saviour lies;
From your full o'erflowing table
Send the hungry good supplies.
"A Christmas Hymn" by Hannah More
"There's nae room at my head, Marg'ret,
There's nae room at my feet;
My bed it is full lowly now,
Amang the hungry worms I sleep.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
O well for him who ne'er hath known
The travail of the hungry years,
A father grey with grief and tears,
A mother weeping all alone.
"Tristitiae" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

The hungry need help now more than last year or the year before that, Elisabeth Omilami said Nov 12.
Or when he's so hungry or tired or sweating or shivering that he'd trade just about anything for a shower and a.
Southerners lead in number of Americans going hungry .
Monroe Football Hungry for More.
USF students raising funds to feed hungry .
UN says world hungry not 1 billion after all.
Send " Hungry Kids" to a friend.
The Keweenaw helps feed a hungry neighbor.
These deals are making me hungry ANDREW M SEDER Steals & Deals.
Winter Texan honored for feeding the hungry in Mission dies.
Syracuse Rescue Mission still hungry for Thanksgiving meal donations.
Win an iPad 2 by feeding a hungry neighbor.
MSHS students help feed a hungry neighbor.
Send " Hungry Thanksgiving" to a friend.
Monroe Alumni feed the hungry .

In science:

Unfortunately, TEXmacs is still quite power-hungry, and the amount of rendering functionality exported to Scheme was too small to build such a system on top of it for a long time (this may have changed by now).
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
We will construct a tau function solution for the hungry periodic discrete Toda equation (hpdToda).
Solution of the generalized periodic discrete Toda equation II; Theta function solution
Denote by TodaN ,M the hungry Toda system (1.1–1.3) associated with the positive integers N and M .
Solution of the generalized periodic discrete Toda equation II; Theta function solution
Examples are sudden changes in public opinion (e.g. from pro to anti-war mood, from a smoking tolerance to a public smoking ban, or from buying energy-hungry sport utilities vehicles (SUVs) to buying environmentally-friendly cars).
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
On the other hand, BSs in general, are power hungry elements.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges