prey upon

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  • The trouble preyed upon his mind until he could think of nothing else. Cited from The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay
  • Let me show you the women who prey upon them! Cited from Damaged Goods by Upton Sinclair from "Les Avaries"
  • Now, his leader dead, he was preying upon the community on his own account. Cited from Walter Sherwood's Probation, by Horatio Alger
  • My feelings driven back upon myself, entered and preyed upon my own heart. Cited from Tales of a Traveller, by Washington Irving
  • Or that it is right that their children should be allowed to continue to prey upon our children for ever! Cited from Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Rob't Tressell
  • The other half are watching for a chance to prey upon you in other ways. Cited from The Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner V2
  • His health failed and some deep grief seemed ever to prey upon his spirits. Cited from The Empire of Russia, by John S. C. Abbott
  • Has the government done nothing but prey upon them, and eat out their substance? Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster
  • The absence of my brother appeared to prey upon his mind. Cited from Lavengro: the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest, by George Borrow
  • He put various plants into the glass, but they refused them, in order to prey upon each other. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, No. 398
  • I had supposed that mankind made it their business to prey upon each other. Cited from Italian Letters, Vols. I and II,William Godwin
  • It is just that such criminals should be put where they cannot prey upon society. Cited from Heart and Soul, by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  • They would swarm over the country to prey upon the people still more than they now do. Cited from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, by William Wordsworth
  • The large and strong also prey upon the small and weak. Cited from The Lobster Fishery of Maine, by John N. Cobb
  • How could death prey upon the king's outward parts without visiting them? Cited from Notes and Queries, No. 181, April 16, 1853, ed. by George Bell
  • All this they will, and prey upon your town, And give your lands away before your face. Cited from Old English Plays, Vol. VI, by Robert Dodsley
  • 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
  • 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
  • The bear and the wolf were made to prey upon all the others. Cited from Indian Boyhood, by [Ohiyesa] Charles Eastman
  • This was a question that began to prey upon the minds of many. Cited from Reminiscences of a Pioneer, by Colonel William Thompson
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