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- adv. In a greedy or self-serving manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an avaricious manner; with inordinate desire of gaining wealth; covetously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a greedy manner
He clutched it avariciously, looked at it as a miser looks at gold, and thrust it into his shirt bosom.
Their heads were bent forward, they were animated by a suppressed eagerness, their eyes flashed avariciously.
Only an industry as avariciously myopic as Big Coal would believe it would get away with such bald-faced dishonesty.
"They thought that it sufficed for a prince to think up a sharp reply, to write a beautiful letter, to demonstrate wit and readiness in saying and words, to know how to weave a fraud to conduct himself avariciously and proudly, to rot in idleness, to give military rank by favor "
The multitrillion dollar bailout of an avariciously reckless Wall Street rammed through Washington, without any input from an angry public, epitomized shared outrage.
The minute problem of people avariciously going for reductionism even when it is the wrong choice resolves itself by the competition on "the market of ideas".
Other times it seems that people refer to using such methods as parsimony or minimal theories most predictions for least theory avariciously.
Correction: She had actively, avariciously participated in making it happen.
When Brown speaks loftily of his moral compass, of wanting unity and social justice and of caring for the poor of the world, he forms and traps a world in his half eaten maulers, which he then avariciously crushes to his chest in one of the best sign language renditions of 'mine, all mine!'
Adding to the fun is the historical subplot re THE SHANGHAI MOON brooch that in the present has several people avariciously lusting for it; with at least one willing to kill to obtain the jewelry piece.
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