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predatory

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Definition of animals:  living by hunting and eating other animals

of people or organizations:  given to victimizing others
  • The yellow-spotted lizards like to live in holes, which offer shade from the sun and protection from predatory birds.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
predatory = hunting for food
  • We're concerned about lawsuits and predatory people, and I guess we know more about our surroundings and it's caused us to see danger everywhere.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • The predator, the coward, and my murderous mother, who lived to destroy her own child.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • The beast called Time is our great predator, and there is no escape from it.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • Marriage and prostitution were two sides of one shield, the predatory man's exploitation of the sex-pleasure.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Her heel went down, almost without her knowing, on the idealized, dreaming, and predatory face of that Sicilian bandit.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She would help her children as much as she could, train them to fight—but in the end, they were either predator or prey.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • She stood there motionless, like a small animal caught invading the territory of a predator, paralyzed and unable to move.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Yes, she felt as if Edward's love were a precious lamb that she were bearing away from a cruel and predatory beast.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The only good I could see in killing one was getting rid of a vicious predatory animal.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • He was drawing out the inevitable, a predator playing with his meal before eating it.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It was a predator, not used to prey turning on it.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • From there they could carry on a "predatory war," Washington said.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • He was Delta, the predator, the animal wanting only vengeance for a priceless part of his life that had been taken from him once again.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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
  • But von Rumpel is the predator here.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Joe skidded to a halt, put Nina down, spun toward the predator, drawing the pistol from his waistband, thankful that he had not pitched it away earlier.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • But my wrists were limp with rage at this predatory woman, whomsoever she be.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • It was a huge change from, say, Erasers, who mainly showed us how to not be clumsy, predatory idiots.
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • The car slowed to a creep after missing us, like a confused predator who'd overrun his prey.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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