Quotes containing word "prey"

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Sell also: feed, predate, quarry, raven, target

Definitions and meanings of word "prey"

• Noun: a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; examples: "he fell prey to muggers", "everyone was fair game", "the target of a manhunt"

• Noun: animal hunted or caught for food

• Verb: profit from in an exploitatory manner; example: "He feeds on her insecurity"

• Verb: prey on or hunt for; example: "These mammals predate certain eggs"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "prey"

Nick Nolte
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American Actor
Born Saturday 8 February 1941
Thomas Jefferson
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American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
John Gay
one quote about prey
English Poet, Dramatist
Saturday 30 June 1685 - Thursday 4 December 1732
Robert T. Bakker
one quote about prey
American Scientist
Born Saturday 24 March 1945
Taylor Caldwell
one quote about prey
American Novelist, Author
Friday 7 September 1900 - Friday 30 August 1985
Perry Farrell
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American Musician
Born Sunday 29 March 1959
John Bachman
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American Clergyman, Activist
Thursday 4 February 1790 - Tuesday 24 February 1874
Kent Nerburn
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American Writer, Author
Sharon Tate
one quote about prey
American Actress
Sunday 24 January 1943 - Saturday 9 August 1969
Peter De Vries
one quote about prey
American Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Editor
Sunday 27 February 1910 - Tuesday 28 September 1993
Mika Waltari
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Finnish Writer, Author
Saturday 19 September 1908 - Sunday 26 August 1979
Lord Byron
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British Poet
Tuesday 22 January 1788 - Monday 19 April 1824

We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.

Nick Nolte

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Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

Lord Byron

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Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

Thomas Jefferson

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I never found either this or the Northern Shrike return to such prey for food. I have seen them alight on the same thorn bush afterwards, but never made any use of this kind of food.

John Bachman

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When looking at the evidence of feeding on large prey, you can see every size tooth from hatchling to adult in one spot. The babies may have been fed in the nest until they were full grown, like in eagles and hawks.

Robert T. Bakker

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In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.

Taylor Caldwell

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Without game, men prey on each other.

Perry Farrell

Words: game, men, prey, each, other
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Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.

John Gay

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Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.

Kent Nerburn

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Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.

Sharon Tate

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The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

Peter De Vries

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During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.

Mika Waltari

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I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey.

James Van Der Beek

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This legislation gives parents some comfort that their children won't fall prey to child predators while using the Internet at schools and libraries that receive federal dollars for Internet services.

Judy Biggert

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The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.

Mercy Otis Warren

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The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.

Anna Julia Cooper

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It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.

John Philpot Curran

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They politics like ours profess, the greater prey upon the less.

Matthew Green

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If people around the world knew how well people at Guantanamo Bay are treating prisoners, they would not fall prey to the accusations that some in our Chamber are making. They are all receiving judicial review.

Robin Hayes

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