Definition of Cannibalic
1. Adjective. Marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage.
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Literary usage of Cannibalic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"cannibalic, pertaining to eaters of human flesh. Tom's evil genius did not lead him into the dens of any of those preparers of ..."
2. The Writings of Charles Dickens: With Critical and Bibliographical by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"and the fat youth gave a semi- cannibalic leer at Mr. Weller, as he thought of the roast legs and gravy. " Oh, you 've woke up, at last, have you ? ..."
3. Letters by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Edmund Gosse, Thomas James Wise (1919)
"... my host, and now senior fellow of his college (tout pis for the Galileans—teste Burton and cannibalic anthropology in general) has unearthed in the ..."