Definition of The great starvation

1. Noun. A famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America).

Exact synonyms: The Great Calamity, The Great Hunger, The Irish Famine
Generic synonyms: Famine



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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Great Starvation

the British
the British are coming
the Buddha
the City
the Crane
the Depression
the English
the Fates
the Gloomy Dean
the Great Calamity
the Great Commoner
the Great Compromiser
the Great Depression
the Great Elector
the Great Hunger
the Great Starvation
the Green, White and Gold
the Hill
the Himalaya
the Indies
the Irish
the Irish Famine
the Iron Duke
the Jersey Lillie
the King of Swing
the Kingmaker
the Lady with the Lamp
the Little Corporal
the Nazarene
the Say Hey Kid

Literary usage of The great starvation

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1. A Manual of General Or Experimental Pathology for Students and Practitioners by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow (1904)
"... the endothelial cells must suffer less than the tissue cells from lack of nutrition. the great starvation of the tissues of the limb in this ..."

2. The Life of Oscar Wilde by Robert Harborough Sherard (1906)
"... the pathetic proof of this natural hunger for applause, which gives to the great starvation of literary artists its keenest pang. ..."

3. Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America by Herbert Joseph Spinden (1922)
"1018 the great starvation takes place. 1058 Many strange things happen in Tula. The demons arrive. 1059 Two armies attack the population. ..."

4. Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America by Herbert Joseph Spinden (1922)
"1018 the great starvation takes place. 1058 Many strange things happen in Tula. The demons arrive. 1059 Two armies attack the population. Despotism begins. ..."

5. Buffalo Medical Journal (1901)
"The theory of necrosis as noted in Griffith's case may be the same as that noted in cholera, due to the great starvation of the tissues for water, ..."

6. As We are and as We May be by Walter Besant (1903)
"In the first place, it can do nothing, absolutely nothing, to relieve the great starvation and misery which lies all about ..."

7. As We are and as We May be by Walter Besant (1903)
"In the first place, it can do nothing, absolutely nothing, to relieve the great starvation and misery which lies all about ..."

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