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 Meanings and Examples of PREY
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prey
 n.  target of a hunt; animal hunted or caught for food
Classic Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
1  She began to cut the pages of a novel, tranquilly studying her prey through downcast lashes while she organized a method of attack.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  But Miss Bart showed herself a less ready prey than might have been expected from her imprudent opening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
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 Melville
Get Context   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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
6  The four boats were soon on the water; Ahab's in advance, and all swiftly pulling towards their prey.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
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 Melville
Get Context   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.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
10  Each morning she awoke with hope, and each night she was a prey to despondency.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXV
11  My charger is either a prey to the beasts of the forest, or he sees his danger, without the power to avoid it.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
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 Cooper
Get Context   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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
14  Still, he could not put a whole faith in veteran's tales, for recruits were their prey.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
15  The youth's friend went over the obstruction in a tumbling heap and sprang at the flag as a panther at prey.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The animal seizes its prey by the throat and suffocates it to death.
2  The big bird carried its prey in its claws.
3  Teenagers are easy prey for unscrupulous drug dealers.
4  Wolves prowled the forest in search of prey.
5  Electric rays stun their prey with huge electrical discharges.
6  The snake injects the venom immediately after biting its prey.
7  The eagle poised in mid-air ready to swoop on its prey.
8  Seven species of birds of prey have been observed.
9  The lion stalked its prey through the long grass.
10  Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by exquisite acoustic images of their prey.
11  Although their main prey is the soft tissue of red corals, they eat other types of corals as well.
12  Big cats always suffocate their prey before they eat.
13  He was moved to capture the skiff, arguing that it might be considered a ship and therefore legitimate prey for a pirate, but he knew a thorough search would be made for it and that might end in revelations.
14  George Galicz, a well known local falconer, was exhibiting his birds of prey.
15  He used to prey delicate creatures, that are spooked easily.