Synonyms for ravenousness

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The ravenousness of kites shall be destroyed, and the teeth of wolves blunted.

Even the best of women, even the most beautiful, and in their moments of supremest beauty, have this gross ravenousness for facts.

There shall succeed the ass of wickedness, swift against the goldsmiths, but slow against the ravenousness of wolves.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "obsessed with plundering, extremely greedy," from Old French ravinos, of people, "rapacious, violent," of water, "swift-flowing," from raviner "to seize," from ravine "violent rush, robbery" (see ravine). Meaning "voracious, very hungry" is from early 15c. Related: Ravenously; ravenousness.

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