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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characterized by an act of plundering.

Usage examples (15)
  • Various were the measures adopted to check this depredatory spirit.
  • The one solitary advantage of these corporations is that they gather the depredatory birds together, and lead them to prey upon themselves instead of wandering abroad...
  • Upon his juncture with his tribe the effects of Dugingi's education soon displayed themselves; and having been caught and convicted of theft, and after a series of successful...
  • On many of his depredatory expeditions he had not hesitated to use the knife and the mutton-bone. for more
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