Definition of 'all-consuming'
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In election years the race becomes all-consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You know what you want from life but your determination to succeed could become all-consuming. The Sun (2015)Why did the film become so all-consuming? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has become so all-consuming that it distorts the economy as a whole. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is only a problem if it becomes all-consuming and stops you doing other positive things in your life. The Sun (2012)It did become an all-consuming goal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The amazing cast and all-consuming love story make this a must-see. The Sun (2008)Mother love is all-consuming here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Providing care for the elderly or disabled can be a lonely, all-consuming job. Christianity Today (2000)Officially just two days a week, it is a job that is all-consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have jobs to do, but the fundraising has become all-consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have a single, narrow goal and it becomes all-consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the lead-up to any show my art becomes all-consuming and exhausting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That night, the fury in your heart is so vibrant that it has become an all-consuming entity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She recounts how the need for food had become all-consuming, a gnawing desire that screened out all other emotion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For you, love is all-consuming. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'all-consuming'
Used Rarely. all-consuming is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of all-consuming from the Collins English Dictionary
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