Origin of avarice
Examples from the Web for avarice
There was a whole thought in the 1980s, that Wall Street greed thing and this sense of avarice was in the air.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
TopsyBy Michael Daly A tragic tale of a circus elephant who fell victim to human competition and avarice.
Avarice will likely bring a politician down, unless the pol can be portrayed as a champion of the little guy or a cause.The Taxonomy of Scandals: Is Obama Nearing a Breaking Point?|Lloyd Green|May 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was the age of unbridled excess, avarice, and machismo gone haywire.Punk Rock-Feminist Pioneer Kathleen Hanna on Her SXSW Doc and More|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I am writing it,” she tells us, “and I spill it all out on my lap like very money, like riches, beyond the dreams of avarice.
To wrest a living from the avarice of the earth is to form character with the salt and iron of power in it.The African Colony|John Buchan
I humbly prayed to be allowed to step between you and your uncle's avarice; but you would not.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
Thus strife and anger beget war, avarice stifles benevolence, envy produces hate.The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates|Xenophon
Of all the passions, however, avarice is notoriously that which the latest loosens its hold on the human heart.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper
I had always been lavish of my means, for whatever faults I may have preserved, avarice and parsimony were not of their number.Clemence|Retta Babcock