Thesaurus / cupidity

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A tigerish eagerness filled them; a panic of fear and cupidity spurred them on.

The Trail of '98Robert W. Service

Their wealth excited the cupidity of the whole alliance; and to that wealth their zeal was the key.

He tried to satisfy this cupidity, but it stuck in his throat.

It is usually not cupidity nor brutality nor lust that lodges him in prison, but conviviality and weak control of impulses.

The Old World in the NewEdward Alsworth Ross

The dominant passion is cupidity, and nothing higher; sheer greed of gain, lust of possession, and nothing nobler.

Ireland as It IsRobert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

Charleston had long been an object of cupidity on the part of the British.

So many attractions did not fail to rouse the cupidity of neighbouring territories, chief among them being Morocco.

We see fraud, cupidity, tyranny, and violence paraded before us as being almost the only activities worth reporting.

Appeals to cupidity and envy would find hearers, and there could be no effective resistance.

D'Epernon knew how to hide his ambition, which was indeed vague in its aspirations; but his cupidity governed him completely.

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