Give praise that he no longer preys on that young girl who prays every night for help.
Pope Francis may have started his reign with praise from the public for his attitude toward pedophile priests, but pray no longer, for he is back to appointing bishops and priests who prey on the innocent. He does appear to be part of a “popular” multitude what with politicians, Hollywood, and the guy on the street who preys on those they perceive as weaker than them in this trio of heterographs.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: praise, prays, and preys; Merriam-Webster: praise; The Free Dictionary: praise|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Noun; Verb, transitive||Third person present verb for pray
Verb, intransitive & transitive
|Third person present verb for prey
Noun; Verb, intransitive
The expression of approval or admiration for someone or something
The act of expressing approval or admiration
The offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship
The state of being approved or admired
[Archaic] A reason or ground for praise or a merit
[Archaic] One who is praised
To offer grateful homage to God or a deity, as in words or song
Address a solemn request or expression of thanks to a deity, other object of worship, or a person
To offer devout petition, praise, thanks, prayer, etc., to God or an object of worship
To bring, put, etc., by praying
To make petition or entreaty for
To enter into spiritual communion with God or an object of worship through prayer
An animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
The action or habit of preying
Hunt and kill for food
To make raids or attacks for booty or plunder
The audience was full of praise for the whole production.
Let us all give praise to God.
Raise your voices in a hymn of praise to God.
The king lived in praise for many years.
She sought the words of praise and encouragement that would help her to put heart into her venture.
Jane deserved praise, even adulation, but I was unable to utter it, trained as I had been.
Rebecca’s heart beat high at this sweet praise from her hero’s lips.
Praise be to God.
A good teacher praises students when they do well.
We praise God for your safe arrival.
People gather in churches to praise the Lord.
‘We praise God for past blessings.
The whole family prays for Michael night and day.
After several days of rain, Joe prays for sun.
Jane prays that James wouldn’t notice.
She must pray this soul into heaven.
She prays his forgiveness.
“John, Lena prays to be allowed to go,” his wife said with a pleading look.
The kestrel is ready to pounce on unsuspecting prey.
He was easy prey for the two con men.
Those Spanish ships laden with gold are excellent prey.
Anyone can be prey for a sexual offender.
This is a mean type of theft by ruthless people preying on the elderly.
The problem preys on my mind.
The fox preys on the rabbit.
The Vikings preyed on coastal settlements.
His worries preyed upon his mind.
That damn loan shark preys upon the poor in the neighborhood.
“This one is ugly for sure, a resistant-to-almost-everything bacteria that preys on the hospitalized patient.” – Kent Sepkowitz, “Why I’m Not Worried About Dying From a Superbug, and You Shouldn’t Be, Either“, The Daily Beast, 8 March 2013
|Adjective: half-praised, half-praising, praiseful, praiseless, praiseworthy, self-praising, unpraised, unpraiseful, unpraising
Adverb: praisefully, praiseworthyily
Noun: praiser, praiseworthiness, self-praise, superpraise
Verb, transitive: outpraise, outpraised, outpraising, repraise, repraised, repraising, superpraise, superpraised, superpraising
|Adjective: prayerful, unpraying
Adverb: pray, prayingly
Verb, transitive: outpray
|History of the Word:|
|Middle English (also in the sense of set a price on, attach value to) and is from the Old French preisier meaning to prize, praise, from the late Latin pretiare, which is from the Latin pretium meaning price.||Middle English in the sense of ask earnestly, which is from the Old French preier, from the late Latin precare, which is an alteration of the Latin precari meaning entreat.||Middle English (also denoting plunder taken in war):
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?