bloodsucking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bloodsucking drawing blood from the body of another "a plague of bloodsucking insects"
    • adj bloodsucking of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another "a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses","parasitic vines that strangle the trees","bloodsucking blackmailer","his indolent leechlike existence"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bloodsucking Sucking or drawing blood; preying on the blood: as, “blood-sucking sighs,”
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Quotations

  • Malcolm X
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    “You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.”

Usage

In literature:

But he is worse: he is a child-robber, a bloodsucker, a hypocrite and a cheat.
"Man And Superman" by George Bernard Shaw
This put an end to the exactions of the bloodsuckers of Fontainebleau.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
He is a bloodsucker and a vampire.
"Revolution and Other Essays" by Jack London
They have agitators who talk of Bloodsucking Plutocrats, Rights of the People and all that.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Good lord, fancy being a bloodsucker!
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
It was Lionel who gave in; clearly that insatiate bloodsucker was not to be shaken off.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
The one under Majah Genral Bloodsucker, bein ordered to scale the walls and take a posishun on the ceelin.
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
Then the capturer pockets the stakes, and executes the bloodsucker.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
My Hervey a whelp of hell; a bloodsucker.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
I will be freed from these bloodsuckers.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Flies in relation to disease: non-bloodsucking flies.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
The Bloodsuckers say they like them.
"Among the Pond People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Also bloodsuckers that were not so pleasant and a great many interesting water-bugs.
"The Cinder Pond" by Carroll Watson Rankin
That bloodsucker is all for himself.
"The Argus Pheasant" by John Charles Beecham
He's just waiting for it, the bloodsucker!
"He Who Gets Slapped" by Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
It's the Bloodsuckers we got to serve.
"The Happy Warrior" by A. S. M. Hutchinson
He's a bloodsucker and if I had an automobile I'd watch for him to cross the street and then run him down.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
Those beside whom I fought in battle have deserted me on account of the plague of bloodsuckers.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
Mr. Barnabas Bloodsuck ably seconded him.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 3." by Samuel Warren
They are bloodsuckers, my dear sir, bloodsuckers of the most tenacious order.
"Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In news:

Bloodsucker population soars A damp spring may have done more than put a stop to a picnic or two this year.
Bloodsucking Bella's sexy new path leading to reality TV.
Bloodsucking parasite named after Bob Marley.
No 'One Love': Bloodsucking Crustacean Named After Bob Marley.
Get ready to break out the citronella candles, flea collars and bug spray — insects, especially bloodsuckers like ticks, likely will be plentiful this year.
According to Marta Mueller, integrated pest management technician at Alaska Cooperative Extension in Fairbanks, the unusual amount of standing water left plenty of breeding space for the bloodsuckers .
Bloodsucking Bella's sexy new path leading to reality TV.
Bloodsucking parasite named after Bob Marley.
Cold War vilifications of fat, striped-pants American plutocrats pale before the ferocious wartime animations of invading Nazi bloodsucking ghouls.
Director Neil Jordan reunites with producer Stephen Woolley for mother-daughter bloodsucker pic.
At the opposite end of the blockbuster bloodsucker spectrum from the romantic, high-toned "Twilight" sagas is " Inbred Redneck Vampires," a micro-budgeted, direct-to-DVD comedy set to hit video shelves on Tuesday.
Tess, played by Leslie Hope, and a TV crew unwittingly set free a bloodsucking ghost known as a "corpo seco" in "The River.".
Countess Nadine Oskudar has a great racket — especially since she's a bloodsucking lesbian vampire.
At times winningly dopey but still easily forgotten, Amy Heckerling's undead-BFFs comedy Vamps sends up our pop cultural fascination with bloodsucking but is itself a bit stiff with rigor mortis.
In 12th-century Ireland, sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith does battle with a centuries-old vampire named Lilith, who has turned Hoyt's twin brother, Cian, into a fellow bloodsucker.
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