Definition of beast of prey in English:

beast of prey

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  • An animal, especially a mammal, that kills and eats other animals.
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    • Hence killing is portrayed as a means of survival, making the hunter the biggest beast of prey in the forest.
    • Some argue that predatory market forces make it impossible for benevolent governments to shield their populations from the beasts of prey that lurk beyond their borders.
    • He comes in this role, says Nietzsche, ‘to represent practically a new type of the beast of prey,’ one who is ‘venerable, wise, cold, full of treacherous superiority’.

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