• WordNet 3.6
    • adj starving suffering from lack of food
    • n starving the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine "the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender","they were charged with the starvation of children in their care"
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  • Ronald Reagan
    “It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.”
  • Robert E. Lee
    “I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death”
  • Rutherford D. Roger
    Rutherford D. Roger
    “We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.”


In literature:

Look at Acton, isn't he half-starved.
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I remember mammy told me about one master who almost starved his slaves.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
I'm not going to be starved, I tell you.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
Dean Swift nearly starved in a country parish where his more practical classmate Stafford became rich.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Well, we sha'n't starve to-night.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
I've had a pretty good hardening already, what with knocking on the head, drowning, shipwrecking, starving, and walking off my legs.
"Yussuf the Guide" by George Manville Fenn
His report encouraged Tom to hope that they should not starve.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
It would take time to construct them, and I was starving.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
He don't like to answer, but he shall, or he shall starve.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
And the children were starving.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He often had to pawn his clothes to keep from starving.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
He has been starving.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
His starving mind ravenously devoured them.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
You half starve yourself and live without fire, when you might be comfortable, and all to save money.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
Now he was talking with the Indians, getting food from them for the starving colonists.
"The Story of Our Country"
If they refused him food, he must starve.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
Are you going to starve me, as you are starving the rest of the people?
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susanna Moodie
I was about starving, you know, I thought you were the same.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
I tell you, we're starving!
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
And there is no danger of our starving absolutely.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 3, October, 1851" by Various

In poetry:

What mean ye that ye bruise and bind
My people, saith the Lord,
And starve your craving brother's mind,
Who asks to hear my word?
"What Mean Ye?" by Anonymous Americas
And that wicked pleasure got,
Brings with it the sweetest lot:
I that must not taste the best,
Fed, must starve, and restlesse rest.
"59" by Mary Wroth
"Step in," then said the kindly man,
"And stand here in the hall,
You shall have bread, poor starving child,
I promise you you shall."
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
For we ourselves must fairly own,
That we do not at all deserve,
That greater favour shou'd be shown
To us, than those who almost starve.
"Another, After Meat" by Rees Prichard
Let her be pleasing to behold;
Neither too young, nor yet too old:
The old and cold will starve thy love,
The young thy jealousy may move.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard
So come, poor dog, my faithful friend,
I prithee do not heed my sorrow,
But feast to-day while yet you may,
For we are like to starve to-morrow.
"Beranger's "Broken Fiddle"" by Eugene Field

In news:

"Without this type of help, we would starve," one woman said of the food pantry in Vinton.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Lynx showed potential for years, with plenty of high draft picks for a success-starved franchise to build around.
Before you know it, your teen has learned to cook and won't starve when the day comes to venture out into the world.
We're not fasting, we're starving:' Ramadan in Sanaa.
We're not fasting, we're starving:' Ramadan in Sanaa .
Social's Starving Artists Series turns two.
The Starving Artists Series, which turns two on Nov 7, highlights local artists and designers.
Portage APL helps save starving dog Eeyore.
The severe drought that is starving crops throughout the nation's farm belt is also likely to drive up prices in the grocery aisle.
You're so starved and jaded for a champion that you fear embracing one before the final out.
F or years, Grover Norquist and Republicans have tried "starving the beast" of the federal government by capping taxes.
0 F or years, Grover Norquist and Republicans have tried "starving the beast" of the federal government by capping taxes.
Meanwhile doctors are time starved.
Charlie was nearly starved when he was rescued in Bryan County on October 3, 2012.
Milaca High School FFA students spent the day helping others at the Minnesota nonprofit Feed My Starving Children this past week.

In science:

The reliance of the Wax and Kailath estimator and their successors –, to list a few, on the distributional properties of the eigenvalues of non-singular Wishart matrices render them inapplicable in high-dimensional, sample starved settings where the empirical covariance matrix is singular.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
Simulation results that illustrate the superior performance of the new method in high dimensional, sample starved settings are presented in Section VII; some concluding remarks are presented in Section VIII.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
The fact that these solutions are computationally more intensive or require the practitioner to set subjective threshold levels makes them less attractive than the WK MDL solution; more importantly, they do not address the sample starved setting in their analysis or their simulations either.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
Van Trees discusses the various techniques for estimating the number of signals in Section 7.8 of ; the sample starved setting where m = O(n) or m < n is not treated in the simulations either.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
We confirmed the pair starved static electrosphere shifts to the steady structure by the pair plasma in the gaps.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
The Voltage Control Oscillator (VCO) consists of a ring oscillator with seven “starved” inverters whose delays are controlled by the charge pump delivered voltage.
Development and validation of a 64 channel front end ASIC for 3D directional detection for MIMAC
Once CPU starves, the operating system runqueue length increases and loadaverage exceeds the number of CPUs.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
These algorithms do tend to become less ideal on 128 processors because the FFT is starved, but we emphasize that as our results can be obtained for arbitrary matrices with low rank, even the scaling we found is very impressive.
Parallel implementation of a fast randomized algorithm for the decomposition of low rank matrices
In the words of Andy Fabian at Cambridge University and Claude Canizares at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), “starving the monster” is not an easy task.
Supermassive Black Holes
However, for photon-starved sources, the SNR drops precipitously as N 3/2 , even worse than the ∝ N scaling of the visibility SNR.
Bringing closure to microlensing mass measurement
Hence it is important to check whether microlensing sources will be photon-rich or photon-starved.
Bringing closure to microlensing mass measurement
Some models of charge acceleration in pulsar magnetospheres find that significantly charge-starved regions can exist just above the stellar surface (∼ 104 cm), so that the charges receive most of their acceleration there [2, 3, 4], well below the altitude at which fg begins to exceed 2.
TeV mu Neutrinos from Young Neutron Stars
The difference between an active and a non-active galaxy in this scenario is the fact that, in the former, the SMBH is actively accreting mass, while in the non-active galaxies, the SMBH is “starving”.
Observational Overview of the Feeding of Active Galactic Nuclei
If a galaxy does not have a Seyfert nucleus, and thus no obvious signs of persistent accretion activity by its central black hole, the source of the UV flare is interpreted in the context of the tidal disruption of a star by a central black hole that is otherwise starved of gas and dormant.
UV/Optical Detections of Candidate Tidal Disruption Events by GALEX and CFHTLS
Motivated by the suggestion that reionization proceeds very gradually in a “photon-starved ” regime (as suggested by the interpretation of the z ∼ > 5 Lyα forest by Bolton & Haehnelt 2007), Choudhury et al. (2009) have modeled the distribution of absorption systems and their impact on reionization morphology.
The distribution of Lyman-limit absorption systems during and after reionization