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  • adv. In a parasitic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a parasite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a parasitic manner

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Examples

  • *** Lower down the scale, much nineteenth-century popular history works parasitically off the backs of the major figures listed above--I say "parasitically," since there's a whole lot of plagiarism going on.

    The Little Professor:

  • Like his previous works, Esparza creates autonomous robots that survive in marginal spaces, 'parasitically' feeding off any excess energy supply that they can find.

    TreeHugger

  • Defending against claims that Google "parasitically" makes money off the backs of ...

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  • * or who write performatively, "parasitically," or literarily, not to get all

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  • Recent innovations in the digital reproduction of visual art have confounded issues of originality, as the insidious advent of the giclée "print" has (quite intentionally) confused buyers, parasitically taking on the pricing and conventions (pencil signed, limited edition) of the original print.

    Brian D. Cohen: The One-Percenter Art World

  • Recent innovations in the digital reproduction of visual art have confounded issues of originality, as the insidious advent of the giclée "print" has (quite intentionally) confused buyers, parasitically taking on the pricing and conventions (pencil signed, limited edition) of the original print.

    Brian D. Cohen: The One-Percenter Art World

  • The young actor makes his connections parasitically, and his crimes, which begin as petty theft and startlingly degenerate into murder, form the diagonal that crosses the book's parallel storylines.

    Rootless Urban Transplants

  • Male New Zealand mud snails Potamopyrgus antipodarum persist in copulating with asexual and parasitically castrated females.

    Carin Bondar: No Eggs? No Problem!

  • She can rake millions parasitically living off of politics for life, without having to put herself on the hook for doing anything.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • His appointment was momentous in one way: It was the first time in history that the Treasury Secretary came from the "new banking" world -- the one that functioned parasitically, using "innovative" tools to make money without any real connection to business activities that build a sound economy.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Robert Rubin: Amoral, Blundering ... And Still Influential in Washington

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