Thesaurus / acquisitive
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His acquisitive mind was never idle, and in 1732 he began the publication of the celebrated "Poor Richard's Almanac."
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
Now here was an oddity in a world of self-centred, acquisitive tradespeople: a dealer who decried her own wares.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
The angler constructs nothing: he belongs to the acquisitive branch.
He traces the Sophist by descending subdivision from the acquisitive genus of art.
Again, we may find the Sophist by descending through a different string of subordinate classes from the genus — Acquisitive Art.
England has been collecting, for many centuries, islands and suchlike; she is paying the penalty of her acquisitive mania.
To be rich is within the compass of any man gifted or cursed with an acquisitive temperament.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
What remains to the workman is however not so much acquisitive desires as love of security and a wish for a good time.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
Man has never been a merely acquisitive being; for example, he is also a fighting and a praying being.
OUTSPOKEN ESSAYSWILLIAM RALPH INGE
He was a youth of dreamy habits and acquisitive tastes, but sometimes made a good stew.
ADVENTURES OF A DESPATCH RIDERW. H. L. WATSON
WORDS RELATED TO ACQUISITIVE
- champing at the bit
- dying to
- gung ho
- hot to trot
- ready and willing
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