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  • n. the state of being voracious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being voracious; greediness of appetite; ravenousness; voracity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive desire to eat
  • n. extreme gluttony
  • n. an excessive desire for wealth (usually in large amounts)


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  • The American Vampire series continues to explore that manifest voraciousness of America through the decades, including the birth of Las Vegas as desert Gomorrah.

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  • The stuffed moose head on the wall of Uncle Al's den speaks volumes about our voraciousness as a species, our sheer inability to let be.

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  • The Bible says that as a result of his voraciousness, the serpent is cursed to eat dust all his days.

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  • He knew nothing about the cultivation of cane, but the tour was sufficient for him to understand that the slaves were starving and the plantation had been saved from ruin only because the world was consuming sugar with increasing voraciousness.

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  • Once we produce billionaires without values, there is no telling where their voraciousness will stop.

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  • It merely decrees that our underprivileged, our sick, our elderly, our middle class, can be fed into it, as human sacrifices to the great maw of corporate voraciousness, extracting maximum profit from each and every victim.

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  • Rather than providing necessary interruptions to assist us in focusing on the incomplete task at hand, as Zeigarnik proposed, the deluge of multi-channel signals has produced an array of concentration-related problems, including lost productivity, cognitive overload, and a wearying diminishment in our ability to retain the very information we consume with such voraciousness.

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  • I happened upon Benny Negro while perusing Facebook, for which I do not deny my voraciousness.

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  • He felt the slippery fabric of her dress beneath his hands, smelled the sickly odor of gin on her breath warm against his face, discovered that his leg was twinging where it was bent awkwardly against the edge of the divan, and that he was a thousand years old and chilled and weary, repelled not by the voraciousness he saw but by its utter and somehow dreadful impersonality.

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  • He ate with mysterious speed and voraciousness, talking the whole time.

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