How to use Prey-on in a sentence

prey-on
  • Dean felt it might be better if she talked instead of letting the silence and the upcoming events prey on her mind.

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  • He was a man of war and battle, but he had never been a man to prey on those unable to defend themselves.

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  • The Nitidulidae are a large family with 1600 species, among which members of the genus Meligethes are often found in numbers feeding on blossoms, while others live under the bark of trees and prey on the grubs of boring beetles.

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  • Barley is liable to smut and the other fungus diseases which attack wheat, and the insect pests which prey on the two plants are also similar.

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  • The wild dogs and pigs which now sometimes prey on the sheep-farmers' lambs in outlying districts are the descendants of domestic animals which have escaped into the "bush."

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  • The occurrence of this process can be predicted exactly for one day, before sunrise, in October and November, and as both the worm and the fish which prey on it are appreciated by the natives as food the occasions of its appearance are of great importance to them.

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  • The latter prey on the various kinds of antelopes which swarm on the grass lands.

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  • The enemy had suffered so much in the year of the six battles that they held off for some space from Wessex, seeking easier prey on the continent and in northern England.

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  • The Alabama was allowed to prey on Federal commerce, and undoubtedly inflicted a vast amouuit of -injury on the trade of the United States.

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  • War having broken out in this year between the United States and Great Britain the islands were largely used as a base by American cruisers sent to prey on British merchant ships.

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  • If he wants access to my domain, he will deal with me directly, not prey on your weaknesses.

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  • The Dark One never missed an opportunity to prey on someone.

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  • As for the underworld, I prey on depravity.

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  • Their flat body enables them to squeeze into extremely narrow cracks and crevices, where they prey on small arthropods and worms.

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  • The extra food has also attracted scores of aggressive seagulls, who also prey on young ducklings.

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  • Non-indigenous flatworms prey on the native earthworm, threatening earthworm populations.

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  • The wild hawk is accustomed to prey on tame birds; the domestic hawk on wild.

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  • Their aerial flying displays they catch their insect prey on the wing are amazing to watch.

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  • I don't like these people, because unlike the traditional tin rattlers - they are very aggressive and prey on the vulnerable.

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  • The adults prey on small animals such as frogs and will also enter water to catch tadpoles, newts and even small fish.

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  • They commonly prey on other insects, but large dragonfly nymphs are also capable of catching and eating tadpoles or small fish.

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  • Without protections in place, the strong merely prey on the weak.

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  • I do n't like these people, because unlike the traditional tin rattlers - they are very aggressive and prey on the vulnerable.

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  • It 's about time we got tough in our community on the anti social thieving scum who prey on us.

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  • They prey on people who are so worried about taking care of their bills that they will jump at the first offer they see.

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  • While the XanGo company has tried to curtail its distributors' enthusiastic, and often overblown comments on the efficacy of the juice, many juice peddlers prefer to prey on the unwary.

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  • Tourism is one of the biggest economic pillars of Nassau, and the locals know how to prey on unsuspecting visitors.

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  • Beneficial insects help pollinate your plants, aid in breaking down organic material in the soil, and prey on the harmful insects in your garden.

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  • Orb weaver spiders prey on a number of garden pest species, such as aphids and grasshoppers, making them a natural asset to any garden.

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  • Unfortunately, there are individuals who prey on the weak, ill, or vulnerable.

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  • Many unscrupulous lenders exist who look to prey on unsuspecting first time home buyers.

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  • They prey on the unrealistic emotions these types display.

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  • Scammers prey on your sympathies to the tune of fifty or a hundred dollars.

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  • Numerous stings by television news crews and law enforcement agencies have revealed adults-- both men and women-- who prey on youths in chat rooms and online communities.

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  • It's sad to say, but there are people out there ready to prey on the overweight person's desire to lose weight.

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  • Unscrupulous coders use JavaScript to prey on unshielded browsers and computers to spread viruses and malware and cause many other problems.

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