Sentence Examples with the word Preyed

A lively trade had grown up between Great Britain and the revolted colonies; but since this commerce, under the colonial laws of Spain, was technically illegitimate, it was at the mercy of the pirates, who preyed upon it under the aegis of the Spanish flag, without there being any possibility of claiming redress from the Spanish government.

Her father said Guardians were her enemies, creatures who preyed on humans, and that she must use her powers to kill them.

It is preyed upon by the larger predaceous fishes of fresh waters, and owing to its silvery appearance is a favourite bait in pikefishing.

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This was the kind of man whose depravity Darkyn preyed on.

Anger and bitterness had preyed upon me continually for weeks and a deep languor had succeeded this passionate struggle.

Dunkirk, as a nest of freebooters who preyed upon Dutch commerce, was made the objective of a daring offensive campaign in 1600 by the orders of the States-General under the influence of Oldenbarneveldt in the teeth of the opposi tion of the stadholders Maurice and William Louis .

This proved that the great herbivorous dinosaur had been preyed upon by its smaller carnivorous contemporary.

With these they preyed upon the commerce of the Adriatic. Their ranks were soon swelled by outlaws from all nations, and by their own once peaceful neighbours, from Novi, Ottocac and other Croatian towns.