Preyed sentence example

preyed
  • This was the kind of man whose depravity Darkyn preyed on.
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  • A swarm of astrologers and physicians preyed upon his fears - and his purse.
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  • The remarkable didunculus occurs in Samoa, and after the introduction of cats and rats, which preyed upon it, was compelled to change its habits, dwelling in trees instead of on the ground.
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  • A lively trade had grown up between Great Britain and the revolted colonies; but since this commerce, under the colonial laws of Spain, was technically illegitimate, it was at the mercy of the pirates, who preyed upon it under the aegis of the Spanish flag, without there being any possibility of claiming redress from the Spanish government.
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  • Legend says that Nian was the name of a cruel beast that preyed on people the night before the lunar New Year.
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  • Methos is over 5000 years old and in prehistoric times was one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, vicious marauders who preyed on the helpless.
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  • Oltmanns has recently re-investigated the phenomena in this plant, among others, and has shown that the nucleus of the cell which is being preyed upon recedes to the wall and gradually atrophies.
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  • This blow preyed upon the king's mind, and on the 14th of December he died at Falkland, having just heard of the birth of his daughter.
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  • In Paris the armed ruffians who had long preyed upon respectable citizens were organized as a revolutionary army, and other revolutionary armies were established in the provinces.
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  • Her father said Guardians were her enemies, creatures who preyed on humans, and that she must use her powers to kill them.
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  • Panic had swept from city to city, and a vague dread of some sudden collapse preyed upon the minds of millions.
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  • Threatened by development and preyed upon by the non-native American mink, their numbers have declined dramatically in recent years.
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  • Many people wound up unintentionally signing over the title of their homes to so-called lenders who preyed on desperate homeowners on the precipice of foreclosure.
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  • It is preyed upon by the larger predaceous fishes of fresh waters, and owing to its silvery appearance is a favourite bait in pikefishing.
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  • This proved that the great herbivorous dinosaur had been preyed upon by its smaller carnivorous contemporary.
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  • To this end the resemblance may be actually to the species victimized or preyed upon or else to a species which the species preyed upon does not fear.
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  • Anger and bitterness had preyed upon me continually for weeks and a deep languor had succeeded this passionate struggle.
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  • Dunkirk, as a nest of freebooters who preyed upon Dutch commerce, was made the objective of a daring offensive campaign in 1600 by the orders of the States-General under the influence of Oldenbarneveldt in the teeth of the opposi tion of the stadholders Maurice and William Louis .
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  • With these they preyed upon the commerce of the Adriatic. Their ranks were soon swelled by outlaws from all nations, and by their own once peaceful neighbours, from Novi, Ottocac and other Croatian towns.
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  • At this time its population numbered 150,000; its cruisers preyed upon the fleets of the neighbouring Christian states; and its merchant ships traded with countries as distant as Egypt and Syria.
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