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(of a feeling) completely filling one's mind and attention; absorbing.‘a consuming passion’
absorbing, compelling, preoccupying, engrossing, all-consuming, compulsive, besettingView synonyms
- ‘De Valera need never again appeal to America for assistance in his mad ambition to satisfy his consuming vanity.’
- ‘So consuming that even in the dark hours it defines us.’
- ‘They need to assure themselves of a stable existence, and their drive for material security can become all consuming.’
- ‘It is true that I made the first advances; but then you fed the consuming fire.’
- ‘As such, the film is a cross cultural comparison of consuming intimacy and living intimacy.’
- ‘As a child, little secrets can seem like all consuming mountains.’
- ‘yay!) and I both have very consuming jobs that we're passionate about and that often have opposite schedules.’
- ‘In my former life grace was a mystery limited to regeneration, now it's simply amazing and all consuming.’
- ‘In those days, the hate was all consuming, he recalls.’
- ‘A more novel sentiment is my lack of consuming gloom at the prospect of the Tories back in power.’
- ‘This continued study of Los Lunas is open ended, and can be a consuming addiction resulting in more questions than answers.’
- ‘Bizarre behaviour, considering they had only ever known me as a man with a consuming sense of mission.’
- ‘Sylvia told me that her previous feelings for Tom were so consuming that she lost herself to them.’
- ‘The matrimonial proceedings had been all consuming for Ms. Miller and had prevented her from considering a return to the workforce.’
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