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synonyms for dog-eat-dog

  • aggressive
  • brutal
  • competitive
  • cutthroat
  • every person for themselves
  • fierce
  • merciless
  • ruthless
  • unmerciful
  • vicious
  • voracious
  • without mercy
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How to use dog-eat-dog in a sentence

A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Many of his bird neighbors,p. 31 for instance, liked the same things to eat that he did.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
That was because he was hungry, you see, but pigs nearly always eat fast, as though they were continually in a hurry.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
These words were uttered in a guarded whisper by a boy about seventeen years of age, to a great dog that stood by his side.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But there was nothing in the trough to eat, as yet, and the box seemed quite lonesome, for Squinty was all alone.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
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