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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • From that time until the present moment it has preyed heavily upon my feelings. Cited from The Black-Sealed Letter, by Andrew Learmont Spedon
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yes, he felt it to be so, and it preyed upon his mind more and more. Cited from Frank Oldfield, by T.P. Wilson
  • He was an enemy of organized society, he preyed ever upon his fellows. Cited from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • His forced absence from the river for a whole week had preyed upon his spirits. Cited from The Willoughby Captains, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • The struggle of my mind preyed upon my happiness and my health. Cited from Tales of a Traveller, by Washington Irving
  • All this preyed on my mind, though, and I used to cry all night. Cited from My Double Life, by Sarah Bernhardt
  • The poor in his parish loved him and preyed upon him. Cited from Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2, by George MacDonald
  • His slow wit is often preyed upon by other characters who use him to their own purposes.
  • And from that moment they even helped one another, divided the empire, and preyed upon the house in company. Cited from Fruitfulness, by Emile Zola
  • But one care preyed upon his mind, a care which rendered him very unhappy. Cited from A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  • No one could understand it, but it preyed upon his mind continually. Cited from The Hungry Stones et. al., by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Instead, they are preyed upon by a wide range of animals, and even the occasional plant.
  • The continual thought that preyed upon him was that he would have nothing to leave her when his call came. Cited from Peg O' My Heart, by J. Hartley Manners
  • In addition, the temple was preyed upon by the local population.
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Root form of preyed is prey for the verb.

Meaning of preyed

  • verb Profit from in an exploitatory manner
    He feeds on her insecurity