Saturday, February 13, 2010
cupidity noun [kyoo-PID-i-tee] eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice.
Definitions for cupidity
- eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice.
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Citations for cupidity
"Now Jonah's Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any way, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely…"
But the chevaux-de-frise of branches now lay within reach of his arm, and the very appearance of precaution it presented, as it announced the value of the effects it encircled, tempted his cupidity, and induced him to proceed.