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I'm writing a fictional story and I was wondering about the word "gorge" and how it can/can't be used. Would it be okay to use it like this, or does it just sound wrong or weird to a native speaker? And even if it's not exactly wrong, does it sound ugly? Poetic?
"There was no more gold. The reign of king xxxxxxx had gorged it all."
Can a reign gorge something? Figuratively, of course .
Thanks in advance! :)
Gorged usually means to consume something, usually in an ugly / lack of manners way. I've usually only seen it used for food, but I supposed that way would work. However, there are plenty of other words you could use instead.
Like: "There was no more gold. The reign of king X had [squandered / spent / gambled / horded / etc. ]it all." The word you use should be according to what you actually want, but squandered and spent are closer to what you're looking for. I am not a teacher though so take what I have to say with a grain of sand. Hope I helped.