Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being avaricious; insatiable or inordinate passion for property.
- n. The state or quality of being avaricious.
- n. extreme greed for material wealth
“At the mention of the name the little group grew very grave, their avariciousness replaced by trepidation.”
“The situation evolved a rough set of checks and balances which tended to hold down the avariciousness of any one particular class.”
“When will debt not be an option and when will humans guard against avariciousness?”
“On the one hand, this is avariciousness; on the other, astuteness.”
“You lost the “spiritual” warfare at that point when you opted for underhanded avariciousness.”
“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.”
“Many newspaper executives see something sinister in Craigslist's near-total lack of avariciousness --”
“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.”
“In its way, their time-honored avariciousness was almost quaint.”
“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 ....”
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