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 Meanings and Examples of PARASITE
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parasite
 n.  animal or plant living on another
Classic Sentence:
1  The beauty here visible would in no long time be ruthlessly over-run by its parasite, thought, which might just as well have fed upon a plainer exterior where there was nothing it could harm.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
2  In the first place, I won't have any kings; if it were only from an economical point of view, I don't want any; a king is a parasite.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
3  Occasionally the marks were hidden under tufts of myrtle, which spread into large bushes laden with blossoms, or beneath parasitical lichen.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
4  With the worthless parasitical human beings gone, there was more for everyone to eat.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
5  We townies are parasites, and yet we feel superior to them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
6  No more fictions; no more parasites.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
7  He had "recipes" for exterminating from a field, blight, tares, foxtail, and all parasitic growths which destroy the wheat.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
8  No one knows that he bears within him a frightful parasitic pain with a thousand teeth, which lives within the unhappy man, and of which he is dying.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—ANOTHER STEP BACKWARDS
9  The fine flower of their intimacy was to her rather like an orchid, a bulb stuck parasitic on her tree of life, and producing, to her eyes, a rather shabby flower.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Add the suppression of parasitism, and it will be solved.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LAND IMPOVERISHED BY THE SEA
Example Sentence:
1  Scientists believe a parasite is attacking the lobsters' nervous system, killing the shellfish.
2  "You are a sluggard, a drone, a parasite," the angry father shouted at his lazy son.
3  The mistletoe plant is a parasite on trees.
4  The soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival.
5  And in exceptional circumstances, microscopic intestinal parasites have survived to indicate some of the health problems that people suffered.
6  The harm and benefit in parasitic interactions concern the biological fitness of the organisms involved.
7  Adult tapeworm infection is the infection of the digestive tract by parasitic flatworms.