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- adv. In a rapacious manner, greedily, with great appetite
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a rapacious manner; by rapine; by violent seizure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a rapacious manner
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Surely he would be astonished to see himself inflated into yet another biographical Gargantua, not to mention in a book that feeds rapaciously on his most unattractive if not repellent aspects: his obsessive, divided sexuality, his spectacular alcoholism, his failures as husband and father.
Here the humanoid on display was a rapaciously acquisitive creature engaged in elaborate and expensive mating rituals.
He could feel those fingers worming into his brain, chewing into his thoughts and rapaciously digesting what they found.
If, wherever you look, you see people lining their pockets rapaciously, without any thought for what is right, then if you do the right thing, you are made to feel stupid.
It steals from the U.S. treasury as rapaciously to enrich the corporate elite.
Especially against the doddering dairymaidens of surrender like that inveterate sleazehound KXF who so rapaciously libeled me!
A very different beast has emerged since then -- a new future at once more rapaciously cold in its capitalism, more dominated by moral or religious issues, and less certain of further technological progress.
We practically trip into a couple of graves which are the remains of various settlements of Russian Pomors, the hardy (mad?) walrus hunters who lived, rapaciously hunted - and often died - here in the 18th century.
They raise troubling questions about the medium with which they were made, and its potential to be rapaciously voyeuristic, to seem falsely objective, and to close down perceived truths about other cultures.
The NR Board slavered rapaciously for ever more profit, and drank from only one well.
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