blood-thirsty

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These vampire bats fly from place to place in great swarms, and they are so large and blood-thirsty that a few of them can kill a horse or an ox in a short time by sucking its blood.
I found among them a deter- mination to protect each other from the blood-thirsty kidnapper, at all hazards.
Night set in, they quickened their pace, and the fears of the two prisoners grew greater, especially as they heard themselves assailed with- "Get on, ye Troglodytes;" "Silence, ye barbarians;" "March, ye cannibals;" "No murmuring, ye Scythians;" "Don't open your eyes, ye murderous Polyphemes, ye blood-thirsty lions," and suchlike names with which their captors harassed the ears of the wretched master and man.
In any case civilisation has made mankind if not more blood-thirsty, at least more vilely, more loathsomely bloodthirsty.
Yet perhaps if I had found you humble and penitent, I might have prevented Benedetto from killing you; but I found you proud and blood-thirsty, and I left you in the hands of God.
To rend your little soul would be the act of a blood-thirsty tiger, whereas I have the heart of a sheep.
He is an adventurer, a blood-thirsty, murderous adventurer, for me, and nothing else.
A more terrifying aggregation of fierce and blood-thirsty monsters it would be difficult to imagine.
he kept muttering; "the infernal, foreign, blood-thirsty rascal
They have decided at last that we are a battalion of incendiary, blood-thirsty Garibaldians in disguise
I was vexed to hear Harris go on in this blood-thirsty strain.
For a moment my gaze traversed the landscape beneath until it was caught and held by four figures near the base of the cliff--a human figure held at bay by three hyaenodons, those ferocious and blood-thirsty wild dogs of the Eocene.