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predatory
used in The Poisonwood Bible

6 uses
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Definition
of animals:  living by hunting and eating other animals

of people or organizations:  given to victimizing others
  • In my life as Adah I must come to my own terms with the Predator.
    Book 2 — Revelation (53% in)
  • The scent trail shifts, causing the predator to miss the pounce.
    Book 2 — Revelation (56% in)
  • I crave it with a predator's impatience, ignoring time, keening to the silence of owls.
    Book 5 — Exodus (14% in)
  • So the race between predator and prey remains exquisitely neck and neck.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (78% in)
  • The enslaved parrot Methuselah, whose flesh has been devoured now by many generations of predators, is forcing his declaration of independence through the mouths of leopards and civet cats.
    Book 7 — The Eyes in the Trees (53% in)
  • The flesh of General Eisenhower consumed by generations of predators will speak aloud.
    Book 7 — The Eyes in the Trees (62% in)

There are no more uses of "predatory" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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