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carnivorous
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Definition feeding on animals
  • Carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting insects.
carnivorous = feeding on animals
  • the lion and other carnivorous animals
  • I hoped that Polyphemus did not also keep carnivorous mountain goats.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • carnivorous = meat-eating
  • The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War Of The Worlds
  • A carnivorous animal living on a straight meat diet, he was in full flower, at the high tide of his life, overspilling with vigor and virility.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal?
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • The look in his eyes as he felt the keen edge and glared at me was positively carnivorous.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • He wouldn't say much by phone but I gather he was mixed up with a carnivorous Fraulein and got over the border almost sans calottes.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • 'The rat,' said O'Brien, still addressing his invisible audience, 'although a rodent, is carnivorous.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Grand Inquisitor was carnivorous and full of murder.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Deer, antelope, turkey, with their carnivorous attendants, panthers, wildcats, and wolves, had not yet been molested by white hunters.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • She smacked a carnivorous horse in the snout with the butt of her sword and sent the monster stampeding through the crowd.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • A carnivorous animal living on a straight meat diet, he was in full flower, at the high tide of his life, overspilling with vigor and virility.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • A diet that is almost purely carnivorous.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • And then, like a carnivorous flower, we are physically attractive to our prey.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • I yell as the carnivorous waves come for me.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Carnivorous shape-shifters who live secretly among humans.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The Morlocks at any rate were carnivorous!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • They were also carnivorous, and capable of frenzy.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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