Definition of beast of prey in English:

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beast of prey


An animal, especially a mammal, that kills and eats other animals.
Example sentences
  • 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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