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n. pl. an·thro·poph·a·gi (-jī′)
A person who eats human flesh; a cannibal.

[Latin anthrōpophagus, from Greek anthrōpophagos, man-eating : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + -phagos, -phagous.]

an′thro·po·phag′ic (-pə-făj′ĭk), an′thro·poph′a·gous (-pŏf′ə-gəs) adj.
an′thro·poph′a·gy (-jē) n.
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Adj.1.anthropophagous - of or relating to eaters of human fleshanthropophagous - of or relating to eaters of human flesh
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[ˌænθrəʊˈpɒfəgəs] ADJantropófago
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"Like Ray-yal--not like Bigglebai?" (Already it was an insult along the River to compare a man to the shifty anthropophagous blue-mottled harrier.)
Females are highly anthropophagous and usually rest indoors in dark, warm places.
Varamyr Sixskins, devolving into the anthropophagous big bad wolf of the Haunted Forest, fondly recalls stalking women in beast form until they take the hint--"Some came weeping, aye, but still they came" (Dance 8).
(4) Scholarly discourse, at its most fleshed-out, interprets the whirlpool as an extreme example of the anthropophagous, one of the Odyssey's main structuring themes, and largely leaves it at that.
As a member of the Brazilian avant-garde, she was of course well prepared for a discourse involving cannibalistic tropes of incorporation, given the key status of Oswald de Andrade's 1928 "Manifesto antropofago" (Anthropophagous Manifesto), with its idea of cultural cannibalism as a mode of resistance against the cultural hegemony of Europe.
Here Harker's enthusiasm for meals dissipates, deteriorating into a form of unspoken disgust stemming from the growing awareness that the Count is anthropophagous, that he consumes human flesh.
In this sense, and according to a mythologized reading of the territory, it became altogether normal that Whites, previously anthropophagous because thirsty for slaves--for the Mirana, the real end of the war prisoner was during the cannibal ritual--came from the East, the raising territory, i.e.
The Windigo is a relatively well-known personage from Cree mythology (present in Dene thought as Wechuge), typically conceived as a former human being who has turned into an anthropophagous monster through greed (paradigmatically, cannibalism).
Contrary to traditional misapprehensions, A Modest Proposal is neither a Dickensian protest at the conditions of the poor, nor a diatribe against English exploitation of Ireland, but an "economic" tract by a profiteering do-gooder who thinks the economy might be improved by exploiting the anthropophagous proclivities of the Irish natives.