What does the word famine mean?

Usage examples for famine

  1. The crops had been poor, and the peasants saw themselves face to face with famine. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  2. God sent upon Israel a three years' famine for it. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. Many people harbor fears of losing weight because they think that if times were really tough, if there was a famine or they became ill and lost a lot of weight they would have no reserves and would certainly perish. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
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