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parasitic
used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (51% in)
  • There's nothing like a good hot bath to make one feel like a parasite.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (49% in)
  • He spoke slowly and without pity: "Howard, I'm a parasite.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (14% in)
  • I've been a parasite all my life.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (14% in)
  • And here man faces his basic alternative: he can survive in only one of two ways—by the independent work of his own mind or as a parasite fed by the minds of others.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (46% in)
  • The parasite borrows.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (46% in)
  • The parasite faces nature through an intermediary.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • The parasite's concern is the conquest of men.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • The parasite lives second-hand.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (47% in)
  • He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (51% in)

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