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  • n. Plural form of appetite.


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  • Boys are encouraged to have big appetites from a very young age.

    The truth about men, women and food

  • The power to put aside unreasonable passions and appetites is called “virtue” (indeed, originally, the word “virtue” simply meant “power.”)

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • The result was a profusion of disparate businesses indulging their own short-term appetites for profits, largely immune from having their performance evaluated on a risk-adjusted basis.

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  • They don't want to go to counseling when they're obviously depressed and need it, are they going to go to learn to restrain appetites and exercise more?


  • Every one has a body with certain appetites that need satisfying: hunger, sex, thirst, the desire to be with each other, - the herd instinct - all of these things are passions and desires and appetites of the body.

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  • There is another tribe of desires, which are commonly termed appetites, and are the immediate consequences of the absence of some irritative motions.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Over the adult years, it became evident that those with the ability to curtail their short-term appetites early in life fared significantly better in life on most any level one would measure from relationships, income levels, job satisfaction and so forth.

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  • You’d think with time they’d sense overkill but saturated human conditioning endorses an increase in appetites for this kind of garbage too a disgusting level.

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  • That man has a duty to so domesticate his passions to serve his reason we can deduce from the raw fact that the appetites are a multitude of contradictory desires, as easily able to be inconsistent with surrounding facts of reality as consistent.

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • Thirty years later our appetites are a little more moderate.



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