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parasitic
used in The Host

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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
  • I am tired of being a parasite.
    Chapter 57 (30% in)
parasite = person who lives off others' efforts without providing return benefit to them
  • I don't want to be a filthy parasite!
    Chapter 4 (27% in)
  • Muscles like that are the product of hard living or obsession, and the parasites have neither.
    Chapter 4 (32% in)
  • Just to get the weather forecast; there isn't much entertainment in the dead-boring everything-is-perfect reports that pass for news among the parasites.
    Chapter 9 (31% in)
  • You won'tfool us, you parasite.
    Chapter 13 (43% in)
  • You know how the parasites are always so... verypleasant?
    Chapter 18 (87% in)
  • Talked to the parasite that worked there, though that one had already been questioned.
    Chapter 18 (89% in)
  • Jared, when have you ever met a parasite who could lie about anything?
    Chapter 19 (47% in)
  • Do they remember how the host-parasite relationship was formed?
    Chapter 25 (78% in)
  • I thought the parasites–I mean the souls–didn't like negative humor.
    Chapter 25 (98% in)
  • Are youall parasites now?
    Chapter 26 (48% in)
  • You're not a parasite.
    Chapter 26 (56% in)
  • The parasites are holding the Olympics in Haiti right now.
    Chapter 29 (43% in)
  • Individual parasite sports are much more entertaining than when they try to compete against each other directly.
    Chapter 29 (45% in)
  • Do you think the parasites'll be gone for long?
    Chapter 29 (51% in)
  • The parasite!
    Chapter 31 (38% in)
  • For the parasite.
    Chapter 31 (48% in)
  • I'll just take your light with me, Doc, so that Jeb's pet parasite can't get up to anything, and be on my way.
    Chapter 31 (72% in)
  • No matter how he felt about me, he'd been conditioned to expect a parasite, a centipede, a monster.
    Chapter 53 (93% in)
  • You'll still be a parasite, kid.
    Chapter 57 (38% in)
  • I told you I didn't want to be a parasite," I whispered.
    Chapter 59 (50% in)
  • You're not a parasite," Melanie said firmly, touching my hair, pulling up a strand and letting the gold slide between her fingers.
    Chapter 59 (72% in)

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