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rapacious

(of animals, esp birds) subsisting by catching living prey
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Beautiful objects are always in danger of triggering rapaciousness, and both Scott and Ferrier denounce the predatory attitude of English people towards Scotland.
Already then, the barons and the Church worried about his rapaciousness, and therefore, at his coronation in 1200, he had to issue a coronation charter, promising to limit taxes and takings of church revenues.
No matter the rapaciousness of Oregon's revenue-hungry legislators or the aspersions cast upon them by an uninformed citizenry, many OMMP patients will cling to their truths and to the medicine that best helps them and makes their lives bearable.
When Cicero was appointed Proconsul of Ciliciae, his first object was to relieve the cities of his government, almost ruined by the heavy debts which they had been obliged to contract in order to satisfy the rapaciousness of his predecessors.
Those who have survived with great strength and intelligence to inhabit a nation given over to values and rapaciousness contrary to their closest spiritual beliefs--these are people who have something to say to all of us.
Halfen-amoured by technology's potential, and half-fearful of its rapaciousness, he predicted that posters would be replaced by flashing screens, changing image every 10 seconds.
It is not just the rapaciousness of corporations, the selfish behavior of billions of unthinking consumers, or even the resource-intensive economies of what neo-Marxists always optimistically call "late capitalism" that is ushering in the Anthropocene.
Texts for young adults also reflect the prevalence of metanarratives in which flesh consumption is a precondition of masculine virility and sexual rapaciousness, particularly in the realm of supernatural vampire fiction.
For D'Amville, Stoic principles serve as extensions of his self-interest, while on the other hand Castabella appreciates constancy for its potential to frustrate D'Amville's rapaciousness.
He was even appalled by her more and more conspicuous rapaciousness.
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To curb her rapaciousness one has to negate her natural resources monopoly.