Definition of Preying

1. Verb. (present participle of prey) ¹



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Definition of Preying

1. prey [v] - See also: prey

Lexicographical Neighbors of

prewrote
prewyn
prewyns
prex
prexactly
prexes
prexie
prexies
prexy
prey
prey on
preyed
preyer
preyers
preyful
preying (current term)
preys
prez
prezackly
prezactly
prezes
prezygapophyseal
prezygapophyses
prezygapophysis
prezygotic
prezzie
prezzies
prial
prials
priapean

Literary usage of

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Natural History of the American Lobster by Francis Hobart Herrick (1911)
"Indeed, it may be said that such commanding instincts of the adult as preying, concealment, and fear, are manifested suddenly and for the first time in the ..."

2. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"But if we reform our lives, and put away evil from among us, particularly that uncharitableness which shows itself in extortion, preying upon one another's ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"It may be this politician, who managed his malice with cunning, spared his own diocese, fox-like preying farthest from his own den. Indeed 111 Psalm iii. 7. ..."

4. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Th├ębaud, John Habberton (1878)
"... chiefly cattle ; never conquest nor annexation of territory. The word " preying," which is generally used for their expeditions, explains their ..."

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