prey

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  • Not all of their prey is listed here due to their large range.
  • The trouble preyed upon his mind until he could think of nothing else. Cited from The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay
  • The thought of that has preyed on my mind more than anything else. Cited from The Cruise of the Dainty, by William H. G. Kingston
  • In neither case are subjects required to allow themselves to become prey.
  • The male passes prey it has caught to the female in mid-air.
  • This means they are not in competition for each other's prey.
  • Now, his leader dead, he was preying upon the community on his own account. Cited from Walter Sherwood's Probation, by Horatio Alger
  • Small or young prey may be completely carried off, leaving only blood as evidence of a kill.
  • My feelings driven back upon myself, entered and preyed upon my own heart. Cited from Tales of a Traveller, by Washington Irving
  • This preyed on her mind, and she felt sure her child would be marked. Cited from Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6), by Havelock Ellis
  • They are able to carry prey through or capture it in the water.
  • I am sure that there is something preying on my dear girl's mind. Cited from Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  • From that time until the present moment it has preyed heavily upon my feelings. Cited from The Black-Sealed Letter, by Andrew Learmont Spedon
  • They prefer clear lakes because they can more easily see their prey through the water.
  • Yet as a matter of fact, there is something preying on my mind. Cited from The Burglar and the Blizzard, by Alice Duer Miller
  • I think the loss of the honour had been preying on his mind. Cited from The Clicking of Cuthbert, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • I can't tell you how the whole business has preyed on our minds. Cited from A College Girl, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • I found afterwards that he was lying to me and was preying upon my love for mother. Cited from The Daffodil Mystery, by Edgar Wallace
  • Horses are prey animals with a strong fight-or-flight response.
  • This so preyed upon his mind during his last trip to the coast that he could hardly sleep. Cited from Pocket Island, by Charles Clark Munn
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Meaning of prey

  • noun A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    he fell prey to muggers, everyone was fair game, the target of a manhunt
  • noun Animal hunted or caught for food
  • verb Profit from in an exploitatory manner
    He feeds on her insecurity