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predatory

adjective bloodthirsty, carnivorous, depredatory, devouring, greedy, living by prey, lupine, pillaging, plundering, praedabundus, praedatorius, predative, raiding, rapacious, raptorial, ravaging, ravening, ravenous, spoliatory, voracious, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish
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The Areeda/Turner proposed use of an average-variable-cost measure for determining predatoriness meshed nicely with the Ninth Circuit's double-inference method of proving attempt from "anticompetitive or predatory" conduct.
That would make the test of predatoriness equivalent to a test geared to rivals' costs.
Supposedly "based on a true story," couple's predatoriness, floating in a haze of drugs and sensuality, eventually impacts all the characters.
As the grieving widow Emma Selway performs with a sexy blend of composure and predatoriness, and here comes the biggest insight of all.
means: the misuse of public resources, the helplessness of prosecutors, the predatoriness of defense lawyers in particular and of trial lawyers generally, the cravenness of judges and the bias of black jurors.
The context is predictable reflecting the mercenary, sexual predatoriness of the 17th century, where virgins were casually deflowered and their fortunes squandered on other women by those who did the deflowering.
In leaving Buck's inner life so vague, pic places the viewer on the side of Chuck, the "normal" character running scared from an icky whatsit's predatoriness.