What is starving?

  • (adj): Suffering from lack of food.
    Synonyms: starved
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on starving:

Thomas Gates (governor)
... Percy, through inept leadership, was responsible for the lives lost during the period called the Starving Time ... The English-born Gates arrived to find a few surviving starving colonists commanded by Percy, and assumed command ... alive through the winter of 1609–1610 which became known as the "Starving Time" ...
Starving Artist - Cultural Depictions
... The "starving artist" is a typical figure of Romanticism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and is seen in many paintings and works of literature ... Henri Murger wrote about four starving artists in Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, the basis for the operas La bohème by Puccini and Leoncavallo ... Hamsun's novel Hunger depicts a period of a starving artist's life ...

More definitions of "starving":

  • (noun): The act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine.
    Synonyms: starvation

Famous quotes containing the word starving:

    Undernourished, intelligence becomes like the bloated belly of a starving child: swollen, filled with nothing the body can use.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    Son of the village chief,
    you’re pitiless,
    scared of your wife
    and as difficult to see
    as a worm in bitter fruit.
    The village is starving itself over you
    in spite of it all.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)

    A starving camel is still bigger than a horse.
    Chinese proverb.