1 She began to cut the pages of a novel, tranquilly studying her prey through downcast lashes while she organized a method of attack.
2 But Miss Bart showed herself a less ready prey than might have been expected from her imprudent opening.
3 The mortal maid on the shore is helpless against the siren who loves her prey: such victims are floated back dead from their adventure.
4 Only the infidel sharks in the audacious seas may give ear to such words, when, with tornado brow, and eyes of red murder, and foam-glued lips, Ahab leaped after his prey.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
5 Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began.
6 The four boats were soon on the water; Ahab's in advance, and all swiftly pulling towards their prey.
7 A thing altogether incredible were it not that attracted by such prey as a dead whale, the otherwise miscellaneously carnivorous shark will seldom touch a man.
8 But strike a member of the harem school, and her companions swim around her with every token of concern, sometimes lingering so near her and so long, as themselves to fall a prey.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
9 He was so handicapped by illiteracy and by his trusting disposition that he would be an easy prey to sharpers.
10 Each morning she awoke with hope, and each night she was a prey to despondency.
11 My charger is either a prey to the beasts of the forest, or he sees his danger, without the power to avoid it.
12 Without stopping to breathe, the Delawares leaped in long bounds toward the wood, like so many panthers springing upon their prey.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 32
13 I would leave him to imagine himself surrounded by myriads of invisible tormentors, ever ready to snatch from his infernal grasp his trembling prey.
14 Still, he could not put a whole faith in veteran's tales, for recruits were their prey.
15 The youth's friend went over the obstruction in a tumbling heap and sprang at the flag as a panther at prey.