On the contrary, vanity more than venality was the problem at the top in Egypt.
Even now, he is unwilling to take responsibility for the venality that landed him in jail.
But as Palin also demonstrated, eventually, evidence of venality and incompetence seeps in with the public at large.
His lands, together with a great hoard of movable wealth, were seized, and he was accused of misappropriation and venality.
It is but fair to say that venality is not one of the characteristics of the German bureaucracy.
He was furious at times with the venality of his associates.
I was charged with indifference, with cowardice, with venality.
Valens had been badly punished for his imprudence and the Romans for their venality.
The avarice and venality of Rome were repulsive equally to priest and layman.
This, however, only served as a cloak for venality and corruption.