But this soft and greedy subversive organelle is no match for the brilliance of our scientists!
Bottom of the Ninthby Michael Shapiro Did football become the national pastime because baseball got greedy?
I had a greedy relish,” he recalls, for stories, and he looks back on his time in the library, “reading as if for life.
But Harry, handsome ex-Marine and feted author, is greedy for more happiness than Maddy, a WASP goddess, gives him.
Not even the old Mob that founded Las Vegas gambling would have deigned to be so greedy.
If thou sit at a bountiful table, be not greedy upon it, and say not, There is much meat on it.
And Blackie, his greedy brother, looked up at Farmer Green too.
They will go without meals, play at all hours, and are as greedy as can be about holding on to courts.
All have to work very hard to try to satisfy a greedy master.
All the time Reynard casts a greedy eye on some chickens, and makes a dash at one shortly after.
Old English grædig (West Saxon), gredig (Anglian) "voracious," also "covetous," from Proto-Germanic *grædagaz (cf. Old Saxon gradag "greedy," Old Norse graðr "greed, hunger," Danish graadig, Dutch gretig, Old High German gratag "greedy"), from *græduz (cf. Gothic gredus "hunger," Old English grædum "eagerly"), possibly from PIE root *gher- "to like, want" (cf. Sanskrit grdh "to be greedy").
In Greek, the word was philargyros, literally "money-loving." A German word for it is habsüchtig, from haben "to have" + sucht "sickness, disease," with sense tending toward "passion for."