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  • adj. Alternative form of overgreedy.

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Examples

  • But be not over-greedy, Anthony — covetousness bursts the sack and spills the grain.

    Kenilworth

  • Jack Straw is the same tale told by a narrator, with movie-style quotes and full-on ominous foreboding, and still sympathy for Jack the friend-killer (makes it seem like over-greedy over-violent Shannon's own fault), and a touch of titilating gangsta-life-decadence

    The WELL: Me And My Uncle

  • But he should have said particularly what education he intended, nor is it of any service to have this to much one; for this education may be one, and yet such as will make the citizens over-greedy, to grasp after honours, or riches, or both.

    Politics: A Treatise on Government

  • I cannot lend my approval to this over-greedy oblivion that gapes for all.

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages

  • As Shakespeare's Florio's Montaigne has it: "We may so seize on vertue, that if we embrace it with an over-greedy and violent desire, it may become vitious."

    Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country, Its Present Conditions and Its Future, with Critical Estimates and Biographies of the Principal Living Composers; and an Abundance of Portraits, Fac-simile Musical Autographs, and Compositions

  • But lest it should be imagined from the recital of these incidents that the caddie is invariably over-greedy, and that he has no soul for anything but the pecuniary reward of his service, let there by way of contrast be told the story of the boy who was willing to carry clubs for nothing -- the one solitary instance of such a disposition to self-sacrifice that there is on record.

    The Complete Golfer

  • And for this purpofe Preaching is. doubt - lefs of excellent ufe; and the naufeating of it, fliews a very fick conftitution of the Mind; yet fiire the over-greedy dcfire may be. a Difeafe alio.

    The Ladies Calling: In Two Parts

  • And when Katherine, greatly comforted yet fearing to be over-greedy of comfort, had reasoned with her, reminding her of the difference of climate, the different habits of living in that gay, little Paris home and this great English country house; reminding her, further, of her so often and fondly expressed desire to retire from the world while yet in the complete possession of her powers and prepare for the inevitable close within the calm and sacred precincts of the convent -- the other replied almost gaily --

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • Gentle Count; but Gaveston's nickname for him of the "stage-player" may not have been unmerited, for he seems to have been over-greedy of popular applause and influence, and to have had much personal ambition; and it does not seem certain, though Gaveston might be vain, and his master weak and foolish, that Lancaster and his friends did not exaggerate their faults, and excite the malevolence of a nation never tolerant either of royal favorites or of an expensive court.

    Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II

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