Hunger Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Hunger


  1. Bangladesh suffered devastating famine in 1970s. [World Hist.: NCE, 224]
  2. Biafra secessionist state of western Africa in which, during war with Nigeria, more than 1,000,000 people died of starvation (1968). [African Hist.: NCE, 290]
  3. Erysichthon condemned by Demeter to perpetual insatiety. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 93]
  4. Lazarus the beggar full of sores. [N.T.: Luke 16:19–31]
  5. Potato Famine estimated 200,000 Irish died (1846). [Irish Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 705]
  6. Tantalus punished with ceaseless hunger for food just beyond his reach. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 346]
  7. Twist, Oliver asks workhouse-master for more gruel. [Br. Lit.: Oliver Twist]