We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.
Do you know how many of my people have starved this moon-cycle alone?
I'm 'most starved to death.
Starved. Why did you come home early?
The thought that the bull might have starved made her stomach turn.
Seeing that nothing could save him, Cordus starved himself to death.
Kutuzov merely shrugged his shoulders when one after another they presented projects of maneuvers to be made with those soldiers-- ill-shod, insufficiently clad, and half starved--who within a month and without fighting a battle had dwindled to half their number, and who at the best if the flight continued would have to go a greater distance than they had already traversed, before they reached the frontier.
After several years of struggle, during which Egypt recovered its independence, Babylon was starved into surrender, and the rebel viceroy and his supporters were put to death.
The count Ugolino was afterwards starved to death with several of his sons and grandsons in the manner made familiar by the 32nd canto of Dante's Inferno.
Tiberius and his favourite Sejanus feared that her ambition might lead her to attempt to secure the throne for her children, and she was banished to the island of Pandataria off the coast of Campania, where she died on the 18th of October 33, starved to death by herself, or, according to some, by order of Tiberius.
Since Alexandria could neither have been stormed nor starved out by the Arabs, his motives for surrendering it, and with it the whole of Egypt, have been variously interpreted, some supposing him to have been secretly a convert to Islam.
Occupying 135 degrees of latitude, living on the shores of frozen or of tropical waters; at altitudes varying from sea-level to several thousands of feet; in forests, grassy prairies or deserts; here starved, there in plenty; with a night here of six months' duration, there twelve hours long; here among health-giving winds, and there cursed with malaria - this brown man became, in different culture provinces, brunette or black, tall or short, long-headed or short-headed, and developed on his own hemisphere variations from an average type.
The college to which Hofmann devoted nearly twenty of the best years of his life was starved; the coaltar industry, which was really brought into existence by his work and that of his pupils under his direction at that college, and which with a little intelligent forethought might have been retained in England, was allowed to slip into the hands of Germany, where it is now worth millions of pounds annually; and Hofmann himself was compelled to return to his native land to find due appreciation as one of the foremost chemists of his time.
On Starved Rock, a bold hillock about 125 ft.
He was starved to death.
A starved and decimated population stood face to face with difficulties, not only on every frontier but indeed to some extent within the borders of the State itself.
The most notable event in the history of the town was its siege by Fairfax in 1648, when the raw levies of the Royalists in the second civil war held his army at bay for nearly eleven weeks, only surrendering when starved out, and when Cromwell's victory in the north made further resistance useless.
A force of 30,000 was to be raised, La Fayette and Bailly, the mayor of Paris, were to be assassinated, and Paris was to be starved into submission by cutting off supplies.
Other accounts say that he starved himself to death on failing to induce Antigonus to free his native city.
Malta, starved out by the British fleet, surrendered on the 5th of September 1800.
Since the accident at Hartley colliery in 1862, caused by the breaking of the pumping-engine beam, which fell into the shaft and blocked it up, whereby the whole of the men then at work in the mine were starved to death, it has been made compulsory upon mine-owners in the United Kingdom to have two pits for each working, in place of the single one divided by walls or brattices which was formerly thought sufficient.
At the same time the inborn gift of style can be starved or stimulated.
All departments were being starved, and even the salaries of poorly paid officials were in arrear.
By 1342 Roxburgh, Stirling and Edinburgh castles were again in Scottish hands, though the Knight of Liddesdale captured and starved to death, in Hermitage castle, his gallant companion in arms, Sir Alexander Ramsay, who had relieved the garrison of Dunbar.
In the interests of humanity care should be taken that the earth-stopper always has with him a small terrier, as it is often necessary to "stop-out" permanently; and unless a dog is run through the drain some unfortunate creature in it, a fox, cat or rabbit, may be imprisoned and starved to death.
Many of the river bluffs rise to an unusual height, Starved Rock, near Ottawa, in La Salle county, being 150 ft.
Among other dogs of India are the pariah, which is merely a mongrel, run wild and half starved; the poligar dog, an immense creature peculiar to the south; the greyhound, used for coursing; and the mastiff of Tibet and Bhutan.
The regular mode of catching elephants is by means of a keddah, or gigantic stockade, into which a wild herd is driven, then starved into submission, and tamed by animals already domesticated.
The final struggle was postponed until 1760, when Colonel (afterwards Sir Eyre) Coote won the decisive victory of Wandiwash over the French general Lally, and proceeded to invest Pondicherry, which was starved into capitulation in January 1761.
On Dec. 3 Conrad, reinforced by fresh troops but still complaining that he was starved for means of attack, opened a heavy bombardment on the curve of the Italian front from Monte Sisemol to E.
Finland has been visited at different periods since by these scourges; so late as 1848 whole villages were starved during a dreadful famine.
In 1841 the republic of Texas, claiming that its western boundary was the Rio Grande, sent a force of 300 men to New Mexico to enforce these claims. The Texans reached the frontier in a starved and exhausted condition, were made prisoners by the New Mexican militia, and were sent to Mexico, where after a short term of confinement they were released.
The garrison in the Akra having been starved into submission, Simon triumphantly entered that fortress in May 142.
One by one the cities fell, Babylon being finally starved into surrender (648 B.C.) after Samas-sum-yukin had burnt himself in his palace to avoid falling into the conqueror's hands.
In the last-named year a Senonian named Drappes threatened the Provincia, but was captured and starved himself to death.
Mahratta invasions from central India, piratical devastations on the sea-board, banditti who marched about the interior in bodies of 50,000 men, floods which drowned the harvests of whole districts, and droughts in which a third of the population starved to death, kept alive a sense of human powerlessness in the presence of an omnipotent fate.
A final mission to Persia, probably in 367, was a failure, and Antalcidas, deeply chagrined and fearful of the consequences, is said to have starved himself to death.
In the 'seventies, after a succession of wet seasons, and again in the 'eighties, settlement was pushed far westward, beyond the limits of safe agriculture, but hundreds of settlers - and indeed many entire communities - were literally starved out by the recurrence of droughts.
He beat them at Edington in~Wiltshire, blockaded them in their great camp at Chippenham, and in fourteen days starved them into surrender.
He is said also to have starved to death twenty-two knights of Poitou who had been among his captives.
John starved to death the wife and son of William de Braose, the first baron, who took arms against him, and hanged in a row twenty-eight young boys, hostages for the fidelity of their fathers, Welsh princes who had dabbled in treason.
But all his efforts were foiled, and the Norman capital surrendered, completely starved out,on the i9th of January 1419.
In 32, being seized with an illness believed to be incurable, he starved himself to death.
Once more Babylon was besieged by the Assyrians and starved into surrender.
Even the walled towns, Kilkenny, Ross, Wexford, Kinsale, Youghal, Clonmel, Kilmallock, Thomastown, Fethard and Cashel, were!almost starved Henry VI.
The destruction of their crops starved the people into submission, and the contest was only less terrible than the first Desmond war because it was much shorter.
The king, the supreme lord, was the only lord without lands, a nomad in his own realms, merely lingering there until starved out.
Bragg indeed expected that Rosecrans would be starved into retreat.
Granted, he wasn't exactly himself at the time, near dead, starved, weak.
The water-courses and depressions of the shingly steppes afford pasturage sufficient for the guanaco, and in places support a thorny vegetation of low growth and starved appearance.
The garrison of the Akra had been starved by a close blockade into submission, and beyond the boundaries of Judaea " he took Joppa for a haven and made himself master of Gazara and Bethsura."
He manoeuvred so skilfully in the campaign against Radagaisus, who led a large force of various Germanic peoples into Italy in 405, that he surrounded the barbarian chieftain on the rocks of Fiesole near Florence and starved him into surrender.
The precarious empire which had been founded in 1204 drained away all the vigorous adventurers of the West for its support for many years to come, and the Holy Land was starved to feed a land less holy, but equally greedy of men.'
Belisarius starved out Vitiges in 539, and became master of it.
Shams al-Ma t adi Qabus, the generous ruler of Dailam, himself a poet and a scholar, with whom he had expected to find an asylum, was about that date (1012) starved to death by his own revolted soldiery.
During the long wars with Genoa, after the defeats of Curzola, Sapienza, Pola, above all during the crisis of the war of Chioggia, it had been brought home to the Venetians that, as they owned no meat or corn-producing territory, a crushing defeat at sea and a blockade on the mainland exposed them to the grave danger of being starved into surrender.
He found that a South African drongo (Dicrurus (Buchanga) assimilis) was rejected after one or two attempts to eat it by a hungry mongoose (Herpestes galera) which had been starved for purposes of the experiment.
We were just like everybody else around the neighborhood, and we sure never starved.
He hasn't been missing long enough to have starved.
Even the great fortress of Castra Vetera (Xanten) was starved.
The older plants will occasionally require the roots pruned in order to keep them in as small pots as possible without being starved.
The nobles and gentry clung to the wealth of the old church; the preachers, but for congregational offerings, must have starved.
Whilst they remain with her she is peculiarly vicious and aggressive, defending them with the greatest courage and energy, and when robbed of them is terrible in her rage; but she has been known to desert them when pressed, and even to eat them when starved.
Many went mad under the ordeal, one died, and one starved himself to death (Schiemann, ii.
Instead, his brain had starved for lack of oxygen, leading to the present situation.
The animal experimentation involved in Cold Buster's development included rats being frozen, starved, and injected with drugs, including barbiturates.
If Keseberg said that human liver was better than lean beef, most likely a starved body more than a perverted mind was speaking.
Areas so affected are called eutrophic, whilst more remote ocean waters which become starved of nutrients in summer are referred to as oligotrophic.
The starved fibroids should then disappear or become smaller.
Unfortunately, his brain was starved of oxygen and he was left severely brain damaged, with spastic quadriplegia.
For as long as they do not rid themselves of temporal glory, they are starved of spiritual nourishment.
sedation in a patient who has been starved for 6 hours (so that the stomach is empty ).
Without iron the hemoglobin molecules cannot carry oxygen and the tissues of the body become oxygen starved.
starved into submission.
Thos who take a stand will be literally starved to death in funding terms.
For too long Britain's railways were systematically starved of investment.
Soviet soldiers who had been taken prisoner had been deliberately starved to death.
starved of oxygen, which causes the damage.
starved of cash.
starved of possession and Lisbie cut a lonely figure up front.
starved of investment.
starved of funds they too easily become extinct.
You would think we were poor starved waifs the way the wives of the organizers tried to fill us up with food.
They were starved of adequate food and were routinely beaten by sectarian, bigoted prison warders.
A few peasants of Lombardy still believe that one who has received extreme unction ought to be left to die, and that sick people may be starved to death through the withholding of food on superstitious grounds.
Milan was invested in 1161, starved into capitulation after nine months resistance, and given up to total destruction by the Italian imperialists of Fredericks army, so stained and tarnished with the vindictive passions of municipal rivalry was even this, the one great glorious strife of Italian annals.
This infernal sentence was actually carried out, and, life still lingering, the half-roasted carcass of the unhappy wretch, who endured everything with invincible heroism, was finally devoured by half-a-dozen of his fellow-rehels, who by way of preparation had been starved for a whole week beforehand.
36, a), for when cut in this way the wound becomes rapidly covered with new wood, as soon as growth recommences, whereas if the cut is too close the bud is starved, or if less close an ugly and awkward snag is left.
Many recusants were penned up, starved and cruelly treated, even tortured when they attempted escape, in the vaults of Dunottar Castle.
Now you must feed me, Dorothy, for I'm half starved.
This is done under mild sedation in a patient who has been starved for 6 hours (so that the stomach is empty).
The cities were to be bypassed, invested by lesser troops, and starved into submission.
For too long Britain 's railways were systematically starved of investment.
The brain is starved of oxygen, which causes the damage.
The NHS, like so many places, is starved of cash.
Wingers Sam and John, devastating in recent weeks, were being starved of possession and Lisbie cut a lonely figure up front.
Such publications are a good breeding ground for new ideas but if starved of funds they too easily become extinct.
Sowing themselves freely, they are apt to become too numerous and somewhat "starved," so that they are best grown in large groups.
The plant is increased by division, though being often starved and delicate from confinement in small worm-defiled pots, exposed to daily vicissitudes, it is rarely strong enough to be pulled to pieces.
After a winter starved of color, adding spring flowers provides an instant boost to welcome the new season.
When enough of the larger vessels supplying a specific organ or other part of the body are closed by inflammation, the tissue that is starved for blood may die.
This is a good plan for people that are tired of being starved on regimented diets that use small portions.
Feeling "starved" only encourages you to over indulge.
Don't go to the gym either starved or stuffed -- having a small meal an hour or two beforehand will help keep your steam up.
The Wraith were practically immortal, dying only if they were killed by force or starved to death.
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