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  • noun Plural form of rapacity.

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Examples

  • It is good that he shall see neither shadows nor futilities, nor be appalled by his lusts and rapacities.

    Chapter 35

  • Billy, wondered what lusts and rapacities had led the old, burnt-faced woman from the big Peruvian ranch, through all the world, to West Oakland and Barry Higgins Old Barry was not the sort who would fling away his share of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, much less ever attain to such opulence.

    CHAPTER II

  • Did he not, delicious, gross, unconscious man, personify beneath his Americo – Italian polish all those rank and primitive instincts, whose satisfaction necessitated the million miseries of his fellows; all those thick rapacities which stir the hatred of the humane and thin-skinned!

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • He looked on the splendid snow-crowned mountains whose old silver senate engirdles Rome with an eternal and silent majesty of presence, and he thought how often in ancient times they had been a shelter to free blood that would not endure oppression; and so gathering to his banner the crushed and scattered retainers of his father's house, and offering refuge and protection to multitudes of others whom the crimes and rapacities of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • England and Russia gave power open or secret, conscious or unconscious, to those driving springs; there was a hostile polity mobilizing foreign rapacities against Germany with her open frontiers, her feeble allies, and unreliable populations beyond.

    The Goat and the Vine

  • Billy, wondered what lusts and rapacities had led the old, burnt-faced woman from the big Peruvian ranch, through all the world, to West Oakland and Barry Higgins Old Barry was not the sort who would fling away his share of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, much less ever attain to such opulence.

    Chapter 2

  • It is good that he shall see neither shadows nor futilities, nor be appalled by his lusts and rapacities.

    Chapter XXXV

  • The rapacities of Governments and the violence of revolutions have torn from the Church many of her endowments in most countries of Europe, and all of them in some.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • But there are not a few signs that this weapon is not quite so convenient and flexible a one as his increasing rapacities require.

    Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

  • He found going on in his forest, of which he set out to write, not merely flame-lighted scalpings and official rapacities and picturesque maraudings and quixotic pageants and the like.

    The French in the Heart of America

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