1. The girl has a voracious appetite for reading.2. He is an avid reader.3. The island is hard up for technicians and doctors.4. If you're hard up for a relationship, a man will use you in whatever area he desires because you have no self respect.
 hungry voracious avid hard up for something前兩個例句表示主角對讀書很飢渴。hard up for something 指對某事物飢渴，很需要它們，可用在戀情或婚姻上。
Many government employees have been forced to go on furough during the government shutdown.