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Слово "predatory". Англо-русский словарь Мюллера

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  1. predatory [ˈpredətərɪ]имя прилагательное
    1. грабительский

      Примеры использования

      1. He is immediately surrounded by predatory porters with white aprons and nickel badges on their chests, and his luggage is obsequiously picked up.
        Сейчас же к нему подскакивают Ермаки Тимофеевичи в белых передниках с никелированными бляхами на сердце и услужливо подхватывают багаж.
        Двенадцать стульев. Илья Ильф и Евгений Петров, стр. 23
    2. хищный

      Примеры использования

      1. He was sitting in the outer office of Quitters, Inc.,the next day promptly at three. He had spent most of the day swinging between skipping the appointment the receptionist had made for him on the way out and going in a spirit of mulish co-operation-Throw your best pitch at me, buster. In the end, something Jimmy McCann had said convinced him to keep the appointment-It changed my whole fife. God knew his own life could do with some changing. And then there was his own curiosity. Before going up in the elevator, he smoked a cigarette down to the filter. Too damn bad if it's the last one, he thought. It tasted horrible. The wait in the outer office was shorter this time. When the receptionist told him to go in, Donatti was waiting. He offered his hand and smiled, and to Morrison the smile looked almost predatory. He began to feel a little tense, and that made him wa~t a cigarette. "Come with me," Donatti said, and led the way down to the small room. He sat behind the desk again, and Morrison took the other chair.
        На следующий день, ровно в три, Донатти ждал его, он пожал Моррисону руку и улыбнулся хищной улыбкой.
        Корпорация "Бросайте курить" Стивен КИНГ, стр. 6
      2. He tried to think of what animal, what night prowler, she reminded him. It was some secret and predatory animal.
        Какого зверька она ему напоминает? Ночного, скрытного, хищного.
        К востоку от Эдема. Джон Стейнбек, стр. 359
      3. The heading `House of Dramatists and Literary Workers' above the list provoked a suppressed predatory scream in Margarita.
        Венчающая список надпись «Дом драматурга и литератора» заставила Маргариту испустить хищный задушенный вопль.
        Мастер и Маргарита. Михаил Булгаков, стр. 239

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