Origin of rapacious
Examples from the Web for rapacious
Which brings us to the elephant in the room—the rapacious advance of online bookselling, personified by Amazon.
These early rehearsal scenes see Simmons go for the jugular, verbally undressing his students with rapacious license.‘Whiplash’ Is Sundance’s Hottest Film, A Music-Themed Drama Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons|Marlow Stern|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And like the medical profession and the food industry, New York has been spoiled by rapacious profit-mongers and hypercapitalists.Weren’t Those the Bad Old Days? The Poison of New York City Nostalgia|Michael Moynihan|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mayberry had no banks, however, as squalid and rapacious as mine.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’|Benjamin Anastas|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Assailing her at every turn has been her rapacious political rival, Tony Abbott.Aussie P.M. Narrowly Escapes Protest, Leaves Shoe Behind|Sam Bungey|January 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her captain, who bore the singular name A. Greene Crabtree, proved the most unwelcome and rapacious visitor that had yet appeared.Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond
It will be observed that even the Hawk, rapacious as he undoubtedly is, is a useful bird.
And the Junker caste have been as selfish, as rapacious, as their Hohenzollern overlords.German Problems and Personalities|Charles Sarolea
In the very first election address he ever issued, he styled the Whigs "a rapacious, tyrannical, and incapable faction."
They saw the last of the pabas fall; then the rapacious swords, to complete the work, came to them.The Fair God|Lew Wallace