Prepositions after "preying"

preying on, upon, for or of?

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    In 91% of cases preying on is used
    NJK Obama's preying on young girls.
    Apparently Sudan is preying on the old boy's mind.
    He is preying on your vulnerability and good nature.
    Some are making stupid decisions they regret afterwards and the media is preying on it.
    Sheila This is the reason Nato and the western world is preying on Africa, occupyed Lybia.
    I am well aware that there are many people preying on peoples emotions to make quick cash.
    I then get into describing some of the rather costly woo that was more or less preying on vulnerable parents there.
    Sable, a falcon or preying on a duck argent; on a chief of the second a cross botonny gules--MADAN, or MADDEN, Wilts.
    How dare they do that to our most vulnerable people! They are preying on their emotions -- preying on their emotions.
    So let everyone EARN and pay their own way as I do and quit preying on people who have made something in their lives.

    In 6% of cases preying upon is used
    preying upon the American people for thier own self service.
    He is preying upon the dimwits, and surface observers of our nation.
    Feeding your Oscar Fish Oscar fish are primarily carnivorous, even preying upon smaller fish.
    To survive, he is out there constantly preying upon others, probing for any human weakness like a ferret.
    It is related that in the days of old people were ruined through sovereignlessness, devouring one another like the stronger fish preying upon the feebler.
    A well-defined ethnic group which is perceived to be preying upon the rest of society in order to avoid the rigours of transition is a veritable lightening rod for social resentment.
    We pledge to tirelessly watch Soros wherever he goes and to print the truth in the hope that he will one day be made to stop preying upon the world's poor; that justice will be served.

    In 1% of cases preying for is used
    Since you are preying for someone else, you are the giver.

    In 1% of cases preying of is used
    Kingfish are active predators preying of other fish, squid and crustaceans.
    Also, I wonder how you can not see that the advent of internet etc was not anticipated in the apartheid bill and how you would deal with the preying of paedophiles eg.

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