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As if he senses her glance, Marcus turns and looks Helene over with a predatory gaze of ownership that makes my hands itch to strangle him.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
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  • As if he senses her glance, Marcus turns and looks Helene over with a predatory gaze of ownership that makes my hands itch to strangle him.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I generally spent the class drawing predatory zeppelins and armies of bears in my math notebook.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Roland moves toward her in a slow, predatory stride.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • She gave me a rather predatory smile.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • She clutched at a rock with her free hand as Amatis rolled to her knees, looking around with a predatory grin.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But I’m down and I feel the earth beneath me crying and screaming as the hole tears it apart, like a living creature being eaten alive by a hungry predator.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Or at least they weren’t predatory and vengeful.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • On 17 June 2004 an unmanned Predator dropped a Hellfire missile on Nek Mohammad in South Waziristan, apparently while he was giving an interview by satellite phone.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • A school of fish zipped by my legs, and I stared at them in wonder until I realized that they might be fleeing some larger predator.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The orders plainly stated that my first task should have been to conduct a census and general survey of wolves, followed by an intensive study of "wolf—caribou—predator—prey relationships."
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • Old Cob tucked away his bowl of stew with the predatory efficiency of a lifetime bachelor.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Their white-knuckled grips on their rifles; the way they hold their elbows tight near their bodies as if to keep their arms from shaking; the way they move shoulder to shoulder, like a school of fish clustering near a predator.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Her eyes flashed a dangerous shade of gold, like a feline predator’s.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Like all the lessons at the Institute, this one was a barrage of details — pages and pages worth — but the gist was that sickness, like a hungry predator, lurked in every nook and cranny.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • He was drawing out the inevitable, a predator playing with his meal before eating it.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The pipe bowl, like some predator, or seducer, drew down the flame.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • If she was an animal predator, we’d be obliged to try to help her."
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • If he was going to actually watch a nature documentary, the only kind that he could suffer through was one where a fierce predator took down a wide-eyed furball.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He was pure predator, always looking for a weakness, always trying to gain an advantage.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I heard a loud roar like an animal’s, like a predator snarling.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • But von Rumpel is the predator here.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • One of us is going to have to blink first, so I take a tentative step back as if I’m trying to evade a predator, hoping he won’t notice that I’m moving until I’m already gone.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • There was a side to him that was almost predatory.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The heat was alive, predatory.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I sensed their fear, but the predator within me was desperate for release.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Same ash-blond hair, blue eyes, and pointed smile, making her look like a wild, predatory cat.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Merrill said this guy was older, married, kinky, predatory.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • And the smell of fear further incites the predator.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • It was a cruel mouth now, cruel and predatory.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Her features were narrow and predatory, almost cruel.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • They look almost predatory.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • He had looked at her with desire, but not with this lazy, predatory, consuming look that made her heart pulse unevenly in her chest.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Marriage and prostitution were two sides of one shield, the predatory man’s exploitation of the sex-pleasure.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There were a few normal people as well, but they faded into insignificance next to the predatory forms moving gracefully through the halls.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • All the general fear I’ve been feeling condenses into at immediate fear of this girl, this predator who might kill me in seconds.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Not to mention the sixth one, same one a goat or an antelope or a zebra has, the one that warns vulnerable grazing animals of the presence of a predator.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The car slowed to a creep after missing us, like a confused predator who’d overrun his prey.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • In a general way we mean how our species’ excessive predatoriness has made the entire planet our prey.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • There was something menacing about it, as if it were a predator crouched in the city, waiting for its next victim.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Just for a second they were the eyes of a predator—ancient, powerful, dangerous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Maryse moved closer to the table, her eyes suddenly sharp, almost predatory.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • And Herbert had seen him as a predatory Tartar of comic propensities, with a face like a red brick, and an outrageous hat all over bells.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • They are greedy, self-indulgent, predatory dollar-chasers who-
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Like any good predator, it focused on the moving target —Jaz—and lunged at her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I started—did her legends of the predatory blood-drinker include this?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • From a snag of rocks across the stream, and not a hundred feet away, came a predatory snarl.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • His promise fell, soft as a premonition, followed by the bobcat’s predatory growl, ’Me too.’
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • She loved nothing in the world except this woman’s son, wanted him alive more than anybody, but hadn’t the least bit of control over the predator that lived inside her.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The only good I could see in killing one was getting rid of a vicious predatory animal.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Classic predator behaviour.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
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Associated words [difficulty]:   predatory [1] , parasitic [1] , symbiotic [6] , ethology [9]
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