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predatory
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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Definition
of animals:  living by hunting and eating other animals

of people or organizations:  given to victimizing others
  • The woods echo with it, the howl of a mother animal mourning its young, a tiny creature lost to a predator in the great cycle of things.
    Chapter 19 (57% in)
  • We're laughing when Mrs. Nightwing enters, suspicious and predatory.
    Chapter 29 (35% in)

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