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Subsisting off of live prey

Even the rapacious birds appeared to comprehend the nature of the ceremony, for they once more began to make their airy circuits above the place.

Given to taking by force or plundering

A Prince sooner becomes hated by being rapacious and by interfering with the property and with the women of his subjects, than in any other way.

Voracious; avaricious

To presume a want of motives for such contests as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious.

disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods
excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks"
living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"
{s} greedy, covetous, selfish; predatory, hunting other creatures for food
Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird
Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite
Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force
excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments
disapproval If you describe a person or their behaviour as rapacious, you disapprove of their greedy or selfish behaviour. a rapacious exploitation policy. always wanting more money, goods etc than you need or have a right to = greedy (rapax, from rapere; RAPE)
In a rapacious manner, greedily, with great appetite
greedily, covetously, selfishly; predatorily, by hunting other creatures for food
in a rapacious manner
The state of being rapacious; extreme gluttony
extreme gluttony
{i} greediness, covetousness, selfishness; predaciousness, quality of hunting other creatures for food