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rapacious

(of animals, esp birds) subsisting by catching living prey
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I generally regained the consciousness of the external world on some pious phrase asserting the spiritual comfort of early mass, or on angry lamentations about the unconscionable rapacity of the dealers in fish and vegetables; for after mass it was Therese's practice to do the marketing for the house.
The Beagle was at the Falklands only during the summer, but the officers of the Adventure, who were there in the winter, mention many extraordinary instances of the boldness and rapacity of these birds.
The servile rapacity of the French officials is sufficiently contemptible; but there is a surly boorish incivility about our men, alike disgusting to all persons who fall into their hands, and discreditable to the nation that keeps such ill-conditioned curs snarling about its gates.
We know how she carried that plot through to the end; and we know that nothing but your death is wanted, at this moment, to crown her rapacity and her deception with success.
object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference.
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Stiglitz said that Trump is portraying globalisation as the cause of the growing rate of unemployment in the US while on the other side of the economic spectrum, developing economies are complaining of the rapacity of US economy.
200) At the same time, "the IWA saw itself as holding a middle ground on environmental issues between corporate rapacity and greens' overreaching.
In a statement issued by Central Media Department Murad Saeed has stated that Maulana's political ideology is based on rapacity and he considers it no sin to loot country and nation.
At the end of the little unpleasantness that ensued, General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington, and free of our pettifogging rapacity and incompetent interference, you were able to turn towards the construction of a new polity, founded upon a new constitution.
The pervasive corruption in the military cited by De Villa surfaced as Marcos' generals gave vent to their rapacity, amassing by crooked ways enormous fortunes.
It is this very same insane rapacity, reprehensible acquisitiveness and insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) that made these members of the joint opposition to use an impeccant Eight Year old child to teach invectives and abuse the President and Prime Minister of this country.