Synonym: absence, deficiency, lack, need, shortage, starvation, want. Antonym: plenty. Similar words: examine, family, familiar, unfamiliar, be familiar with, vitamin, laminated, examining. Meaning: ['fæmɪn] n. 1. an acute insufficiency 2. a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death.
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2 We made a contribution to the famine relief fund.
3 Many people die of famine every year.
4 Famine plagued a score of nations.
5 Widespread famine had triggered a number of violent protests.
6 Another crop failure could result in widespread famine.
7 Against a background of impending famine, heavy fighting took place.
8 I am appealing on behalf of the famine victims .
9 Pop stars have raised millions of pounds for famine relief in Africa.
10 Foreign aid from many countries poured into the famine area.
11 Famine and war have thinned down the population in this region.
12 Failure of crops often results in famine.
13 Famine hit that benighted country once more.
14 More money should be allocated for famine relief.
15 Many people starved to death in the famine.
16 Famine is often the sequel to war.
17 People found hoarding during the famine were punished.
18 The television reports about the famine were particularly distressing.
19 These countries are on the brink of cataclysmic famine.
20 Please give generously to famine relief.
21 The long drought was followed by months of famine.
22 A million people are facing famine .
23 War, famine,[www.Sentencedict.com] and flood are terrible evils.
24 Organizing famine relief presents huge logistical problems.
26 Many charities sent money to help the victims of the famine.
27 A convoy of trucks containing supplies was sent to the famine area.
28 Yesterday's coup brought further upheaval to a country already struggling with famine.
29 Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
30 Thousands of refugees are trapped by war, drought and famine.
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