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Example sentences for "famine"

Lexicographically close words:
famille; familles; family; familyar; familys; famines; famish; famished; famishing; famly
  1. The Law is not thy frend, nor the Lawes frend, And therefore make no conscience of the law: Vpon thy backe hangs ragged Miserie, And starued Famine dwelleth in thy cheekes.

  2. They knew all that were good to eat, all that could possibly be eaten in time of famine and starvation, and also every poisonous and unwholesome plant.

  3. In times of famine he has had to obtain the most intimate knowledge possible of many plants, that namely which is obtained by eating them, and he has most carefully observed the poisonous kinds.

  4. Amongst some savage tribes it is the custom to eat old people and young children; but this is only in seasons of famine and scarcity, when there is no other food available, and not because they are specially fond of them.

  5. The combined influence of the Famine and of the introduction of Free Trade made it the interest of most landlords to get rid of their small tenants as expeditiously and as completely as possible.

  6. The famine answered the first in cruel fashion.

  7. In 1847 O'Connell died, and a terrible famine swept over the land decimating the people.

  8. The clearances so common from the Famine to 1870 were made in many cases quite irrespective of the non-payment of rent.

  9. By sacrificing to that being a man, they hope to appease its thirst for human blood; and whilst some resort to such a sacrifice only in case of actual famine, others try to prevent famine by making the offering in advance.

  10. The practice of offering human victims for the purpose of preventing drought and famine by producing rain is apparently not restricted to West Africa.

  11. And as a sacrificer should be a person of a godly character, so it is better to perish by famine than to receive an oblation from the ungodly.

  12. Chinese annals tell us that there was a great drought and famine for seven years after the accession of T'ang, the noble and pious man who had overthrown the dynasty of Shang.

  13. One, two, three - eight districts go under the operations of the Famine Code ek dum.

  14. But William seemed to have taken kindly to the operations of the Famine Code, which, when famine is declared, supersede the workings of the ordinary law.

  15. I hoped to be put on the Luni Protective Works this cold weather, but there's no saying how long the famine may keep us.

  16. Shouldn't wonder if it wouldn't be a good thing -this famine - if we come through it alive.

  17. I'd have given a month's pay to have seen him nursing famine babies.

  18. And so Love ran about the camp unrebuked in broad daylight, while men picked up the pieces and put them neatly away of the Famine in the Eight Districts.

  19. They had put out the famine in five of the Eight Districts, and, after all, the death-rate had not been too heavy - things considered.

  20. After 1918 the people supporting churchianity will cease to be its supporters, be destroyed as adherents, by the spiritual pestilence of errors abroad, and by the famine of the Word of God among them.

  21. But it may be literally fulfilled as well in the year of prospective famine now at hand.

  22. Jerusalem (churchianity), the besieged city, where there would be a famine of the Word of God.

  23. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

  24. I will also save you from all your uncleanness: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

  25. Earth's nations have been resounding for centuries with local wars, seditions, revolutions, famine and pestilence.

  26. The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

  27. He will call for the wheat, the bread of life, the Word of God, and will give them to feed on this good Word, and will permit no more famine of the Word of God among them.

  28. He will feed them with famine and destruction, and with the judgments pronounced in His Word.

  29. Stern Famine o'er my solitary gate Spread her cold wings, and watch'd in sullen state.

  30. Even in Joseph’s old home, the famine was upon the land, and Joseph’s brothers came down to Egypt to buy grain.

  31. Famine ensued, and the poor Indians died of starvation.

  32. The necessaries of life went up to famine prices, and then the enemy began to invest the town.

  33. To relieve famine it is necessary to call up provisions, or, to put it better, to bring them to light; so far there is nothing to reproach.

  34. Let alone, they say, let pass; let competition and monopoly act, especially in times of famine, and even though famine is the effect of competition and monopoly.

  35. To save us from two scourges, famine and pestilence, Providence sends us discord.

  36. Famine and the pestilence are upon us," he said, "and we decay daily.

  37. I mention this instance simply to show the spirit, the pluck, and the faith of our men in the justice of our cause, and that they surrendered more to grim famine than to the prowess of our enemies.

  38. The aristocracy there hold the mass of the people in subjection, and under a condition so oppressive that large numbers of white men of their own race are liable to perish miserably by famine in years of scarcity.

  39. I hear a festival solemnized on a famine Sunday; there is an ambulance in the middle of the house, and all the daughters of the king wander on a fast-day across the meadows.

  40. Misfortunes of many kinds overtook the Delphians; pestilence decimated them; such of their lands as they tried to cultivate were rendered barren, with famine as the result, and these miseries continued to afflict them for many years.

  41. I censure thus: let all be naked stript, Then to the midst of the vaste Wildernesse That stands 'twixt us and wealthy Persia They shall be driven, and there wildly venture As Famine or the fury of the Beasts Conspires to use them.

  42. He abolished drinking-bouts, and decreed that no drink should be prepared from gram, thinking that the bitter famine should be got rid of by prohibiting needless drinking, and that plentiful food could be levied as a loan on thirst.

  43. Now I do not doubt that thou wilt perish of famine before the rest, and be the first to need a tomb; for thou hast passed this strange law of thrift in fear that thou wilt be thyself the first to lack food.

  44. Hunger will be a better weapon against our foe than arms; famine will be the sharpest lance we shall hurl at him.

  45. A terrible famine made the king (Snio) forbid brewing to save the barley for bread, and abolished all needless toping.

  46. And I am in such a famine when your beauty I examine That it lures me as the jam invites a hungry little brat; But I fancy that, at any rate, I'd rather waste a penny Then be spitted by the many pins that bristle from your hat.

  47. Bruce declined to fight, and the English army, perishing from famine and disease, melted away over the Border.

  48. Its remains took refuge in the camp at Chippenham, where they were immediately blockaded, and, after fourteen days of siege, forced by famine to surrender.

  49. During a great famine he transmuted copper and pewter into silver by amalgamating them with some mysterious drug.

  50. By the use of his power Ch'ien-chao saved many regions from famine by bringing timely rain.

  51. In that year there was a famine in Bengal, and the Government had to buy rice in Burma and send it to Bengal for relief purposes.

  52. In times of famine or depression the people might sell their bars and ornaments to the Mint when they were driven to turn their ultimate resources into money.

  53. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "famine" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    absence; beggary; contraception; dearth; deficiency; deficit; deprivation; destitution; drought; dryness; famine; hunger; imperfection; impotence; incompleteness; infertility; lack; need; omission; shortage; shortcoming; starvation; sterility; want