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consuming

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsumingcon‧sum‧ing /kənˈsjuːmɪŋ $ -ˈsuː-/ adjective [only before noun]  STRONG FEELING OR BELIEFa consuming feeling is so strong that you think of little else a consuming hatredconsuming interest/passion (=a strong feeling of interest, or something you are extremely interested in) During this period, politics became his consuming interest.
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consumingA part of the difficulty in leaving county cricket lies in its consuming characteristic.The arms of the dead warrior seemed to flex, moved by heat, twisted by the consuming flame.Perhaps the choice was his way of declaring his consuming interest in life, not learning, which was becoming an obsession.His autograph ritual and travel are his consuming interests.Yet they are often inhibited from doing so by the structure of vertical integration imposed by resource-seeking investors from the consuming markets.I think I understood subconsciously that I required a grand consuming passion in life.Even before his Stockport vision had collapsed, Oldknow had begun a consuming preoccupation with this largely rural community.She was possessed by a consuming rage.consuming interest/passionHis autograph ritual and travel are his consuming interests.Though he didn't realise it at the time, cricket was his life and consuming interest.Bogdanovich is fortunate that his consuming interest and his job are one and the same.By slow degrees, the world of the bloodstock sales lost the best part of its consuming interest for Dada.There have been many with consuming interest for golf who never developed an intrigue for putting.Her heart clenched inside her as she thought of Guido and the dizzy, consuming passions he aroused in her.Perhaps the choice was his way of declaring his consuming interest in life, not learning, which was becoming an obsession.I think I understood subconsciously that I required a grand consuming passion in life.
-consuming-consuming /kənsjuːmɪŋ $ -suː-/ suffixusing a lot of something such as time, energy, or space a time-consuming job energy-consuming labour
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