Only someone working for the “venal Perverted West” would question it.
On the Daily Show, Gates piled on, calling Congress “venal and small.”
For there to be any chance, all parties have to stop the venal and viral vitriol.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are, with few exceptions, venal.
The stereotypical congressperson is venal, petty, self-interested, and oblivious to the consequences of his or her actions.
It is not wonderful that the wearers of ermine repaid themselves by venal practices.
The smell of the indecent and venal informer exhaled from the pages.
Afterwards we find that meaner quill is replaced by venal quill; and the couplet about the rival translations is suppressed.
The fate of the children of venal concubines is generally very sad.
The Prince di —, under a weak despot and a venal administration, is a man above the law.
1650s, "offered for sale, capable of being obtained for a price," from French vénal, from Latin venalis "that is for sale," from venum (nominative *venus) "for sale," from PIE root *wes- "to buy, sell" (cf. Sanskrit vasnah "purchase money," vasnam "reward," vasnayati "he bargains, haggles;" Greek onos "price paid, purchase," oneisthai "to buy").