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bloodsucker

1. Someone who preys (monetarily) upon a person or people through deceitful means, as through extortion or by means of a con. That insurance salesmen ended up being a total bloodsucker. He signed me up for coverage that I can't use, and it has cost me a fortune!
2. One who depends upon the generosity or resources of another person in a parasitic manner. Your friend seems like a bit of a bloodsucker. He kept asking everyone to pay for his drinks all night long.
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The studies of fauna, phenology, and ecology of bloodsucking midges were conducted according to conventional methods [7-10].
Jesus Christ, then became a bloodsucking monk determined to destroy the priesthood by murder and seduction.
WHEN YOU'VE played a comic-book villain, a bloodsucking actor and other assorted lunatics, is it any wonder movie audiences will classify you as as sinner more often than saint?
The bloodsucking capitalists-as-mosquitoes may be just a joke, but when Natasha-the-fly complains about the heavy use of insecticides that threaten her, and Pelevin by extension seems to complain about Russian pollution, the book is in danger of seeming like agitprop.
The bloodsucking aspect of the myth--not always prominent in Slavic folklore--particularly excited the popular imagination; it led to the typical literary representation of the vampire as a monster with protruding canines who draws blood from his victims' throats.
The leech, a type of bloodsucking worm applied to the patient from ancient times through the late 19th century to "treat" local inflammations and then largely abandoned as a therapeutic tool, recently made a comeback in medicine, especially because anticoagulants it secretes aid the drainage of small blood vessels, preventing clots during delicate microsurgery.
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Bloodsucking gadflies and mosquitoes have been blamed for spreading the lethal disease, with infections being reawakened from soil that was contami nated 75-plus years ago.
GET your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose - or so say villagers in a tiny western Serbian hamlet.
Once again, the tale of Edward and Bella's bloodsucking romance will please fans of the books - and leave everyone who isn't a teenage girl feeling both old and alienated.
Just opened THE international appeal of the vampire movie is exemplified in this slick German variation, set against the backdrop of a Berlin club where petty Goth criminal Lena (Karoline Herfurth) becomes drawn to the hedonistic antics of three women of the bloodsucking inclination.
She's a human, remember, with a vampire boyfriend, the bloodsucking Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
To save her son, Yax's mother must lure the Bloodsucking Monster out of the forest.
Director David Slade cranks up the tension between suitors Edward and Jacob against a backdrop of impending civil war between rival bloodsucking factions.
He renounced the church after a research trip to Nazareth left him disillusioned, "I was always a bit of an outsider, but then I swapped advertising - a bloodsucking career - for a bloodsucking lifestyle.