Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Greedy for the acquisition of land or territory.

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Examples

  • The region, with rich soil and warm climate, was a magnet for land-hungry American settlers, runaway slaves, British loyalists exiled after the Revolutionary War and French adventurers.

    When the Bayou Broke Away

  • Crockett was born in 1786, Scots-Irish, a descendant of the impoverished, raucous, land-hungry, war-loving tribe that had swarmed into America in the 1700s in a horde far outnumbering the Puritans or Quakers or Cavaliers of Virginia—2½ times as many as all the others combined.

    An Inexplicable Gift for Fame

  • Renewable energy remains too expensive, too land-hungry, too unreliable and too small-scale to take up much slack, so cheap coal and newly abundant natural gas will do the job.

    Does a Different Nuclear Power Lie Ahead?

  • However, land-hungry grandees might cease their battle with the Fairfaxes if they could get access to other lands in the west, leaping over the Fairfax proprietary claims.

    George Washington’s First War

  • But it was a happy event for Lord Fairfax and other land-hungry Virginia aristocrats.

    George Washington’s First War

  • I am not some power -/money -/land-hungry miser that you can accuse me of desiring to gain simply for the sake of diminishing your authority and your wealth.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • To imply, then, that I am a power -/money -/land-hungry tyrant is inexcusable and nothing could be further from the truth.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • Always had her race been land-hungry, and she took delight in believing she had bred true; for had not she, despite her life passed in a city, found this same land-hunger in her?

    CHAPTER XIX

  • Saxon had started him by speaking of the land-hungry Anglo-Saxons.

    CHAPTER XI

  • Yet, palpitating and real, shimmering in the sun-flashed dust of ten thousand hoofs, she saw pass, from East to West, across a continent, the great hegira of the land-hungry

    CHAPTER VI

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