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Origin of avarice
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Example sentences 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
It is this mindless atrocity, driven by both avarice and animosity, that is at play in the film.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And his small-scale sculpture Avarice and Lust (1887) embodies the two sins via a masculine form entangled with a female one.
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
Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
His avarice was disgusting beyond words, and with avarice went a tendency to underhand dealing, harshness, and malice.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Thus age and avarice can always over-leap barriers which, to the young and romantic, are insurmountable.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
When anger, avarice, and concupiscence convulse the peace of thy soul, look up to this star and call on Mary.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
Then go, miserable wretch,” said the trooper, relinquishing his grasp; “either avarice or delusion has led a noble heart astray!The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper