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synonyms for venality

  • dishonesty
  • sordidness
  • vendibility
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Over 900,000 Americans are likely dead of this disease, many of them because of the incompetence, self-serving politics and venality of the last administration.
THE PANDEMIC IS A $50 BILLION TEST THAT RICH COUNTRIES ARE FAILINGDAVID ROTHKOPFJULY 22, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
He was a reformer of abuses, publishing the most severe acts against venality, and deciding quarrels on principles of justice.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
He saw the power of reconstruction, its ignorance, its venality accentuated to a degree that provoked his abhorrence.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
A Parliament which has exhibited its venality so openly can have little pretension to public confidence.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
He knows the corrupt workings of politicians, the venality of biased courts, the weakness of the human heart when tempted by gold.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
There was nothing shocking in all this venality to the bulk of the Johannesburg speculator class and others of that category.
ORIGIN OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR REVEALED (2ND ED.)C. H. THOMAS
The very laws of Congress are set down as the results of personal venality or ambition.
LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
When we look into the other classes of the community, the same charge of venality and corruption meets us again.
LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
Needy and greedy, they had a firmly established reputation in Europe for venality.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
Her venality, he began to see, was merely the instinctive acquisitiveness of the savage, the greed of the petted child.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
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