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parasitic
used in Main Street

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Definition
of a species that lives on (or in) another species and eats from it without providing return benefit

or:

a person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • We townies are parasites, and yet we feel superior to them.
    Chapter 5 (22% in)
  • Parasites?
    Chapter 5 (23% in)
  • It is a "parasitic Greek civilization"—minus the civilization.
    Chapter 22 (62% in)

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