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avaritia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n avaritia reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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Usage

In literature:

Occasio avaritiae nomen pauperum.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Nam pro pudore, pro abstinentia, pro virtute, audacia, largitio, avaritia vigebant.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
Nihil facilius opes evertet, quam avaritia et fraude parta.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
A luxu et avaritia Domine libera nos.
"The Saint's Tragedy" by Charles Kingsley
As he is now grown "hoary and cold," Avaritia worms in under the walls, and induces him to quit the Castle.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson
Occasio avaritiae nomen pauperum.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
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