pray vs prey

pray prey

Definitions

  • 1) please; used to make a polite request.
  • 2) Used to make a polite or urgent request or question.
  • 3) To petition or solicit help from a supernatural or higher being.
  • 4) To humbly beg a person for aid or their time.
  • 5) religion to communicate with God for any reason.
  • 6) call upon in supplication; entreat
  • 7) address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
  • 8) obsoleteSeepry.
  • 9) Adialectalformofpry.
  • 10) To utter or address a prayer or prayers to a deity or an object of worship, often as an entreaty.
  • 11) Archaic To ask (someone) imploringly for something; beseech. Used chiefly in the phrase I pray you to introduce a polite or urgent request or question.
  • 12) To make a devout or earnest request for.
  • 13) To use prayer to request (that something may happen).
  • 14) To utter or say a prayer or prayers to; address by prayer.
  • 15) To say (a prayer or group of prayers).
  • 16) To make request with earnestness or zeal, as for something desired; to make entreaty or supplication; to offer prayer to a deity or divine being as a religious act; specifically, to address the Supreme Being with adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving.
  • 17) I beg; I request; I entreat you; -- used in asking a question, making a request, introducing a petition, etc..
  • 18) (Law) A phrase often used to signify claiming the benefit of an argument. See under Aid.
  • 19) To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech.
  • 20) To effect or accomplish by praying.
  • 21) To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.

Definitions

  • 1) That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.
  • 2) archaic Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
  • 3) A living thing that is eaten by another living thing.
  • 4) An object or victim of attack.
  • 5) One that is subjected to or afflicted with something.
  • 6) The collection of animals typically hunted and eaten by a predator.
  • 7) One that is deceived or taken advantage of by another.
  • 8) Plunder; booty.
  • 9) An animal hunted or caught by another for food.
  • 10) The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
  • 11) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
  • 12) a carnivorous animal; one that feeds on the flesh of other animals.
  • 13) Synonyms Booty, etc. (see pillage).
  • 14) Hence That which is given into the power of another or others; a victim.
  • 15) The act of preying or seizing upon anything.
  • 16) The act of seizing in order to devour; seizure, as by a carnivorous animal of its victim.
  • 17) That which is seized by any carnivorous animal to be devoured; quarry, as of a raptorial bird.
  • 18) Ravin.
  • 19) Goods taken by robbery or pillage; spoil; booty; plunder.
  • 20) with on To exert harmful influence.
  • 21) with on To victimize, hunt, attack or plunder.
  • 22) with on To devour.
  • 23) profit from in an exploitatory manner
  • 24) To hunt, catch, or eat as prey.
  • 25) To victimize or make a profit at someone else's expense.
  • 26) To exert a baneful or injurious effect.
  • 27) To wear away gradually; to cause to waste or pine away.
  • 28) To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.

Examples

  • 1) Just as we all always hoped and prayed he would be.
  • 2) We hope and pray that he's going to be okay.
  • 3) I hope and pray he gets what he deserves at the hearing.
  • 4) I hope and pray no clubs are allowed to cover this up - no one should escape justice.
  • 5) Here are some tips to help you effectively pray for your small group.
  • 6) Everyone is just praying for him to come through this.
  • 7) Can a visit to church to pray give him any guidance?
  • 8) The poor woman has been to me begging and praying.
  • 9) She begs him to pray for her sins and to warn her daughter of the dangers of jealousy.
  • 10) But there were many who still hoped and prayed their vines might be saved by a cure found closer to home.
  • 11) Maybe he should pray for help.
  • 12) We just prayed he would survive.
  • 13) We prayed for help, but we did not think people outside cared.
  • 14) I wish and hope and pray that you succeed.
  • 15) He added: 'I pray and beg for your wisdom and that of your colleagues in saving my life.
  • 16) It isn't enough for people just to pray or give money to charity -- they want real moral coherence.
  • 17) First get into good shape to pray, and then with all your praying strength and skill _pray_.
  • 18) Now, how kin I pray, not to say _pray_, out yer, in this yer lan '?
  • 19) No! I will think of the tyranny and the revolt; I will pray, yes, _pray_ that I might have courage to do as they did!
  • 20) Kneel down and pray, pray, _pray_ to God to help your father to get away from them.
  • 21) 'Oh! Doctor Bryerly, pray, _pray_ who is the friend, and where is he going?'
  • 22) O no, my dear, it is _to pray, to pray_ as God would have us; this is what at times makes me turn cold to my soul.
  • 23) FATHER, "our Blessed Lord has given us the substance of all that can be said, as to _the privilege of prayer, what to pray for_, and _how to pray_.
  • 24) "Mamma, I will try to be perfectly submissive to his will, even if it is to take you away from me; but oh, I must pray, pray, _pray_ as hard as I can that it may please him to spare your dear life and let me keep my mother at least till I am grown to be a man.
  • 25) Ask as a traveller asks the way; to pray is to enquire of God, Ezek. xxxvi.
  • 26) This explanation of "pray" is needed by its logical connection with "prayer in an unknown tongue" (1Co 14: 14).
  • 27) ‘People pray to these deities because they have an adoration for the deity and have a feeling of awe about it.’
  • 28) ‘So my advice is: pray more, sin less and live the life that God is calling you to live.’
  • 29) ‘We can discharge this obligation by simply praying for him as we pray for our dear ones and our own very selves.’
  • 30) ‘The only explanation for this is a miracle from God, as we had been praying for her at church.’
  • 31) ‘As well as this, consider getting involved in praying for the mission, or in helping out in a practical way.’
  • 32) ‘She was helped through her exams by knowing that her vicar was praying for her to succeed.’
  • 33) ‘I silently prayed to God for guidance as to what to do next.’
  • 34) ‘Robert silently prayed to God, hoping that others were backing him up on this case.’
  • 35) ‘Muslims also pray in mosques on Friday, their holy day of the week.’
  • 36) ‘People fervently pray, hoping to keep the calamities at bay.’
  • 37) ‘If that happens, please pray for my soul.’
  • 38) ‘Today, for instance, women not only pray at the mosque but also participate in social activities there.’
  • 39) ‘Churches were praying for the souls of the kids caught up in the glare of those flashing lights.’
  • 40) ‘I am a devout Christian who prays every day.’
  • 41) ‘He looked like a priest praying for strength.’
  • 42) ‘I went to the local chapel, and prayed to the Almighty for help.’
  • 43) ‘He would lie on the ground and gaze upward at the heavens and pray for deliverance.’
  • 44) ‘And I started to pray out loud, and I just became immediately calm.’
  • 45) ‘If you wish to have children, you pray to the fertility goddess.’
  • 46) ‘But hundreds of people gathered outside to sing hymns and pray on his behalf.’
  • 47) ‘Meg watched as twenty girls held their breaths, hoping and praying for their name to be called.’
  • 48) ‘I consumed a truly scrumptious chilliburger and hoped, no prayed, that there would be a toilet or pub on the route.’
  • 49) ‘It was one of those situations when you prayed that everything would be alright but feared what could happen.’
  • 50) ‘I stand up on each tee and hope and pray that I find the fairway.’
  • 51) ‘Though obviously I hope and pray that this never happens.’
  • 52) ‘I hope and pray he will resist the pressures to idolize pop stars, Hollywood types, and athletes.’
  • 53) ‘In the meantime, let's hope and pray for a safe and quiet election season.’
  • 54) ‘Well, I just hope and pray we work in a bipartisan way and from the middle, but early indications are not so good.’
  • 55) ‘Like Charlie, I hope and pray that everyone is able to get out there and vote.’
  • 56) ‘And you know, when you go into it, you just hope and pray that your number won't come up.’
  • 57) ‘In facing and planning for disasters, whether natural or man-made, we must do more than hope and pray for the best.’
  • 58) ‘With the immediate talk of retaliation yesterday, I hope and pray that those in command consider their actions carefully.’
  • 59) ‘Nope, I don't expect or hope or even pray to accomplish anything even remotely useful.’
  • 60) ‘We can only hope and pray that the line of Zambian football will roar again.’
  • 61) ‘I sincerely pray and hope that Britain does not pass this Bill.’
  • 62) ‘And whatever happens, I just pray and hope that we will not have to go around crying and whatever.’
  • 63) ‘I hope and pray that it will click at the box office and be a big hit.’
  • 64) ‘I have to tell you, I can only hope and pray that I have a child as loving and as wonderful as you.’
  • 65) ‘As all the children have started their exams we hope and pray for good results and the best of luck to each and all of them.’
  • 66) ‘"It's got to the point where every weekend you just pray for rain.’

Examples

  • 1) Divided between predator and prey, the animal citizens of Zootropolis enjoy an uneasy truce.
  • 2) They are rather sinister creatures that like to stalk their prey as it dies a slow, lingering death from septicaemia caused by their vicious bite.
  • 3) This made them relatively easy prey for older party leaders who had patronage to give or withhold.
  • 4) What about the rights of the innocents these people will prey upon?
  • 5) He sensed blood early and hunted his prey.
  • 6) It has been preying on my mind since.
  • 7) Once satisfied the predator and prey live peacefully alongside each other.
  • 8) He stalks his prey for two hours then fires the fatal shot.
  • 9) When food is scarce they are able to feed off small prey.
  • 10) Some become rather dependent on their teams and easy prey for any manipulative workers with bigger brains.
  • 11) And horror stories began to emerge of scammers armed with stolen data preying on unsuspecting victims.
  • 12) He is like an animal waiting to hunt its prey.
  • 13) But it did prey on my mind.
  • 14) He is not a man who becomes prey to despair.
  • 15) Attacks in the night on sleeping humans are being blamed on the disappearance of animal prey as the rainforest is cut down.
  • 16) They stalked their prey with the same skill and finesse with which many of them had hunted wild game before the war.
  • 17) We still think of ourselves as prey - vulnerable creatures in a hostile world.
  • 18) The dog was prowling around her, as if it was a wild animal guarding his prey.
  • 19) But this is smaller prey.
  • 20) In folklore, they are ugly monsters from Scandinavian legend who live alone and prey on the weak.
  • 21) Your prey is at it's highest population in recorded history.
  • 22) At least the prey is dead - got to be better than being partially eaten alive by, say, a wolf.
  • 23) I said the exact same thing as you that the only thing that seperates us from prey is our ability to use our brains, and build technology like weapons to put us on top.
  • 24) They came in twos and threes, creeping silently through the forest, with their flying arrows able to annihilate distance and bring down prey from the top of the loftiest tree without themselves climbing into it.
  • 25) Newt and Sarah Palin prey on the feeble minded and this is what we get.
  • 26) That means that prey is often chosen by how easy it is to catch.
  • 27) ‘Rodents are prey for avian, reptilian, and mammalian predators.’
  • 28) ‘The enzymes and toxins in scorpion venom are used by the arachnid to paralyse its prey and digest its food.’
  • 29) ‘The calving lures many animals of prey, including lions and spotted hyena.’
  • 30) ‘Vulnerability, habitat selection, or other variables may affect where predators kill prey.’
  • 31) ‘Perhaps this shows us another reason for fear of spiders - it is the only other creature that sets traps and toys with its prey before killing it.’
  • 32) ‘Many animals that are prey, such as rabbits and deer, have much less binocular vision.’
  • 33) ‘Animals have the vegetable kingdom for their nourishment, and within the animal kingdom again every animal is the prey and food of some other.’
  • 34) ‘Think of a carnivore animal evolving powerful jaws to catch and kill its prey.’
  • 35) ‘Many snakes also use their bending skills to kill their prey by coiling tightly around them.’
  • 36) ‘Insects feeding on the blood of higher animals locate their prey by following the high CO2 gradient produced by its breath.’
  • 37) ‘Venoms immobilise and kill their prey by blocking certain ‘targets’ within the body.’
  • 38) ‘Giant condors scavenged on the remains of prey killed by predators such as the American lion and sabre-toothed cats.’
  • 39) ‘Pythons are constrictors, meaning they rely on strength, not venom, to kill their prey.’
  • 40) ‘Lions when deprived of their usual prey occasionally attack domestic animals and even human beings.’
  • 41) ‘Carnivora have long teeth and claws for holding and killing prey; vegetarian animals have short teeth and no claws.’
  • 42) ‘These birds, endemic in southern Africa, are obligate scavengers, which means they are unable to kill their own prey as eagles or hawks do.’
  • 43) ‘Spotted hyenas kill their own prey more often than they scavenge.’
  • 44) ‘I would also like to point out that foxes prey on rabbits and other small animals for food, which is a natural instinct, but humans are not natural predators to the fox.’
  • 45) ‘She owned the wild animals, both prey and predators, and looked after them.’
  • 46) ‘To assure the bugs have enough food if insect prey is scarce, place some apple slices in the nursery.’
  • 47) ‘That the enemy had not singled Winfred out to be easy prey was nothing short of pure fortune, especially with the battle still raging before his eyes.’
  • 48) ‘A lot of youth are illiterate and unemployed and easy prey.’
  • 49) ‘In this hot, desert-like mountain landscape I too would be easy prey.’
  • 50) ‘Should we fumble, should we fall in the middle of the road, we will become easy prey.’
  • 51) ‘Security-shy residents are allowing themselves to become easy prey for burglars.’
  • 52) ‘As more visitors come to centres like Newry, unfortunately so too do criminals on the lookout for easy prey.’
  • 53) ‘The carnival regularly attracts armies of purse snatchers and pickpockets who find easy prey among the revellers.’
  • 54) ‘Benson Osawe, academic affairs officer at the university's student union, said students were often seen as easy prey.’
  • 55) ‘The niggling doubts surrounding his decision made so long ago fashioned him as easy prey for Jennifer's plan.’
  • 56) ‘Call it greed, ignorance or gullibility, some people will always be the ‘marks’ - easy prey for the confidence tricksters.’
  • 57) ‘He had made himself easy prey, since he had kicked off his shoes.’
  • 58) ‘There wasn't much Joe enjoyed more than baiting his brothers and Adam, with his more volatile temper, was easy prey.’
  • 59) ‘When I became disoriented I knew I was easy prey for her lioness ways.’
  • 60) ‘They usually fed along the alley ways, since they were highways for the city's riffraff and homeless - usually easy prey.’
  • 61) ‘They deserve a lot of credit for the way they compete each week, knowing that most teams regard them as easy prey.’
  • 62) ‘The region's 70,000-strong student population is the largest in the country and criminals often see them as easy prey.’
  • 63) ‘In addition, people who were with drawing money from banks were easy prey for robbers.’
  • 64) ‘Decadent, corrupt nobles were always easy prey for barbarians and rebels.’
  • 65) ‘If we kept you on, the employee who had cost us so much, we would look like a laughing stock, and we'd also be easy prey for rival businesses.’
  • 66) ‘That makes them easy prey for insurance crooks who promise to recoup more than a policy is worth - for a fee - then disappear.’
  • 67) ‘As much as I am appalled at what cats do to defenceless animals, I could never be cruel to them, even when they invade my garden to prey on the birds that drop in for food and water.’
  • 68) ‘Lacewings are beneficial insects which prey on bugs that damage food crops.’
  • 69) ‘Considered pests that prey on pets and livestock, the eagles have been hunted down by residents.’
  • 70) ‘With plenty of smaller birds and rabbits to prey on, all around the island kestrels hover, buzzards glide and peregrine falcons swoop.’
  • 71) ‘Several species of insects and mites prey on spider mites.’
  • 72) ‘The worker ants prey on other insects and can chew holes in fabrics, plastics and rubber goods, including the insulation of telephone or electrical wires.’
  • 73) ‘A biologist at the University of Arizona, Rosen studies what insects and fish prey on bullfrog tadpoles.’
  • 74) ‘These hordes of hungry insects will prey on many destructive garden bugs.’
  • 75) ‘Crows prey on young ducklings while foxes kill the breeding stock if or when the opportunity arises.’
  • 76) ‘Those stages for the tree are then linked to the various pests that prey on apple trees and fruits.’
  • 77) ‘Eastern Screech-Owls are known to prey on a variety of insects, small birds, and small mammals.’
  • 78) ‘Fire ants prey on karst invertebrates and the surface community food base upon which the karst species depend.’
  • 79) ‘Foxes as predators prey on lambs and chickens and kill native small marsupials and rodents.’
  • 80) ‘Garbage will attract gulls and mammals that prey upon nesting birds.’
  • 81) ‘A beneficial insect is usually defined by the gardener as one that preys on insects that can damage plants of value to that very same gardener.’
  • 82) ‘Real vampire bats prey on cattle and horses, take tiny quantities of blood and are dangerous only insofar as they sometimes carry bovine tuberculosis and rabies.’
  • 83) ‘The exotic spiders, which are at first of normal size, slowly start to grow bigger and burst out of their confines to prey on the township population.’
  • 84) ‘In Scotland we have no indigenous crayfish but signal crayfish, which grow to over 20 cm, are omnivores and can prey on small fish and fish eggs.’
  • 85) ‘He gets about $240 a year but he insists it's not enough, especially when lions prey on his cattle.’
  • 86) ‘In Espanola's Gardner Bay, a hungry ocean shark, come to prey on young sea lion pups, chased a group of snorkelers onto the rocks.’
  • 87) ‘Ruthless thieves are preying on the elderly outside charity and discount shops in Swindon.’
  • 88) ‘Cruel doorstep cheats who prey on elderly people claim the number one spot on a damning ‘top five’ list of the worst swindlers, conmen and thieves.’
  • 89) ‘Gardaí believe he was one of the leaders of a group who prey on elderly people living alone in remote, rural parts of the west of Ireland.’
  • 90) ‘Her regular trip to the Post Office used to be a nightmare ordeal as she walked streets plagued by drug addicts and petty crooks, all prepared to prey on the elderly.’
  • 91) ‘Rogue traders who prey on York's elderly residents could face court as city councillors step up their campaign against doorstep crime.’
  • 92) ‘The criminals who prey on the elderly are the lowest of the low - contemptible cowards whose targets are the frail and solitary.’
  • 93) ‘A scheme to take on cowboy builders who prey on elderly people was launched by Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow last week.’
  • 94) ‘People who prey on elderly women ought to be locked up forever.’
  • 95) ‘Police have warned the public to be on their guard for two men posing as policemen who prey on elderly victims in their homes.’
  • 96) ‘There are few offenders more despicable than criminals who prey on the elderly and infirm.’
  • 97) ‘Three Cumbrian building societies have joined forces to combat cruel fraudsters who prey on the elderly and vulnerable.’
  • 98) ‘To take advantage of the hopeless is truly despicable, but to prey on the helpless, whether directly or indirectly, is criminal.’
  • 99) ‘Cowboys and cold callers who prey on York and North Yorkshire's elderly and vulnerable could have the door shut in their face if a Parliamentary bill becomes law.’
  • 100) ‘Cold-hearted door-to-door salesmen are preying on the elderly and conning them into buying over-priced funerals.’
  • 101) ‘Burglars have been preying on elderly residents by pretending to be from the water board to get into their homes.’
  • 102) ‘An initiative to stop bogus callers preying on elderly victims has been launched in Basildon today.’
  • 103) ‘A man who preyed on the elderly by burgling residential care homes in his own village faces a jail term.’
  • 104) ‘Two prolific burglars who preyed on elderly people by claiming to be looking for a lost kitten have been jailed.’
  • 105) ‘These are artist's impressions of two men who preyed on elderly people living in Ludgershall.’
  • 106) ‘James Player believes the problem of conmen preying on the elderly and vulnerable could even be more serious than the figures reveal - because many who have been targeted are ashamed by having been conned so easily and do not come forward.’
  • 107) ‘As he grew up he refused to allow the horrific accident to prey on his mind and despite his disability he was able to do well at primary and elementary school.’
  • 108) ‘When I'm between jobs, the issue of money tends to prey on my mind.’
  • 109) ‘After the couple's return from the holiday isle, one thing continued to prey on their mind.’
  • 110) ‘In the past, the bigger the tournament, the more the magnitude of a victory seemed to prey on her mind.’
  • 111) ‘Shortly after Hamilton's discovery of the quaternions his personal life started to prey on his mind again.’
  • 112) ‘You've been waiting in the wings since 2001, but you haven't yet cemented your spot - does that prey on your mind?’
  • 113) ‘Although he was delighted, finally, to learn who his natural mother was, it was not something that had constantly preyed on his mind.’
  • 114) ‘Since it had been mentioned to him on the dock, the thought that pirates had attacked her ship preyed constantly on his mind.’
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