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Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A demon fabled to devour human beings.

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Usage examples "ogre":

  1. Shortly after my encounter with this irate thrush I nearly stepped upon one of her sisters, brooding upon a ground nest; and it illustrates what has been said about variety of temperament that the second bird received me in a very quiet, self- contained manner; giving me to understand, to be sure, that my visit was ill- timed and unwelcome, but not acting at all as if I were some ogre, the very sight of which must perforce drive a body crazy. - "A Rambler's lease", Bradford Torrey.
  2. Afterward he told them that his name was Eut- le- ten, who had killed E- ish- so- oolth, and how he had crushed the ogre within the log. - "Indian Legends of Vancouver Island", Alfred Carmichael.
  3. Only, at intervals, a feeling that mysterious and repulsive wealth was hiding itself like an ogre in the eternal twilight of fastnesses beyond the stuccoed walls and the grimy curtains.... - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.