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Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being avaricious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being avaricious; insatiable or inordinate passion for property.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extreme greed for material wealth

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Examples

  • At the mention of the name the little group grew very grave, their avariciousness replaced by trepidation.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • The situation evolved a rough set of checks and balances which tended to hold down the avariciousness of any one particular class.

    Sneak Attack

  • When will debt not be an option and when will humans guard against avariciousness?

    Bailouts Blaze; Exuberance Explodes

  • On the one hand, this is avariciousness; on the other, astuteness.

    The Secrets of His Succession

  • You lost the “spiritual” warfare at that point when you opted for underhanded avariciousness.

    The US is Trying to Take Over The World - The Panda's Thumb

  • When we describe their pompous vanity and take exquisite pleasure in putting calipers on the immense littleness of their avarice, we are making records of our own littleness and avariciousness.

    Philip "Momism" Wylie on Congress

  • Many newspaper executives see something sinister in Craigslist's near-total lack of avariciousness --

    Zen and the Art of Classified Advertising

  • M. de Courtornieu, by his avariciousness, had made even more enemies than the Duc de Sairmeuse; and all the peasants who thought they had more or less reason to complain of his extortions were delighted at this opportunity to frighten him.

    The Honor of the Name

  • In its way, their time-honored avariciousness was almost quaint.

    Drowning World

  • She felt the same avariciousness that Shandi must have felt over the dye - if there was one weakness she had, it was for her garden ....

    Owlsight

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