Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like or characteristic of a vulture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like a vulture; rapacious.
- adj. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
“A few days after HRW released its report, a gathering of vulturous poverty pimps known as the Development Assistance Group (DAG) representing donor states issued a statement denying the undeniable.”
“It does say a lot about the awarding committees that the unfeeling--vampirish and vulturous--narrator in Olds's poetry is taken as the paragon of womanhood these days.”
“The report, the product of a two-year investigation, paints the firm as Exhibit A of Wall Street's evolution from a place that raises and deploys capital to worthy businesses into a vulturous creature that preys on unwitting investors.”
“A few days after HRW released its report, a gathering of vulturous poverty pimps known as the Development Assistance Group DAG representing donor states issued a statement denying the undeniable.”
“As for the musical's other antique qualities, we're not even going to get into the slightly creepy circumstances of Cable's liaison with gentle, younger-than-springtime Liat, arranged by her vulturous mother, the trinket peddler Bloody Mary.”
“But to dismiss them as exceptions to the rule, rather than products of a systemic, vulturous culture that must be attacked, is to choose a perilous path.”
“And likewise, Mr. Letterman was back in the Ed Sullivan Theater, defending his staff from the vulturous press.”
“Many of the aforementioned agencies do gift suites at award shows where your product is there for the taking (hoarding - it is a vulturous experience).”
“Every evening beginning about an hour before sundown, vultures by the dozens descend upon the pines of Wenonah in that inimitable vulturous way, soaring in with nary a wing flap, then suddenly alighting in a tree.”
“If the people are this vulturous here I can only imagine the likes of Bombay and New Delhi!”
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