gluttonous adj : given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure" [ant: abstemious]
- 1607 — William
Timon of Athens iii 4
- Then they could smile and fawn upon his debts,And take down the interest into their gluttonous maws.
- 1611 —
- Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
- 1854 — Henry
David Thoreau, Walden
- The voracious caterpillar when transformed into a butterfly ... and the gluttonous maggot when become a fly" content themselves with a drop or two of honey or some other sweet liquid.
- 1891 — Walt
Whitman, Leaves of
Grass Book xvii
- Do the feasters gluttonous feast?
- 1914 — Robert W.
Service, The Call
- Look your last on your dearest ones,Brothers and husbands, fathers, sons:Swift they go to the ravenous guns,The gluttonous guns of War.
- 1929 — H.P.
- One day the mail-man found no village there,Nor were its folk or houses seen again;People came out from Aylesbury to stare -Yet they all told the mail-man it was plainThat he was mad for saying he had spiedThe great hill's gluttonous eyes, and jaws stretched wide.
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