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Synonyms for greedily

in a greedy manner

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My unlucky companions having lost their reason, felt neither anxiety nor fear, and ate greedily all that was offered them.
They will rush to eat them up greedily, and when you have scattered the last crumb you must lose no time in throwing the hare to them; as soon as the hare feels itself on the ground it will run away as quickly as possible, and the wild beasts will turn to pursue it.
By the light of the now brilliant moons I saw that he was but a shadow of his former self, and as he turned from my caress and commenced greedily to devour the dead carcass at my feet I realized that the poor fellow was more than half starved.
There she drank greedily in her hands and washed her temples with water.
I sought them greedily, and ferreted them out indefatigably, and I have been able to bring together some objects of great value.
He extended his hands, and drank greedily of the rainwater that had lodged in a hollow of the rock.
He was pursued by a sight of the black ants swarming greedily upon the gray face and venturing horribly near to the eyes.
By bribes of gingerbread of her own making, stamped with a royal crown, she tempted their sunny sportiveness beneath the gloomy portal of the Province House, and would often beguile them to spend a whole play-day there, sitting in a circle round the verge of her hoop petticoat, greedily attentive to her stories of a dead world.
In this new part, Ulysses saw his two and twenty friends represented as sitting on cushions and canopied thrones, greedily devouring dainties, and quaffing deep draughts of wine.
The old man snatched it from him, and devoured it greedily, as some hungry wild beast might have done, but never a word of thanks did he give his little benefactor--only growled "More, more
It was a season of scarcity; the necessities of life commanded a high price in Europe, and were greedily sought after by the speculators.
How greedily I gazed upon the gaming-table, with its scattered louis d'or, ten-gulden pieces, and thalers; upon the streams of gold as they issued from the croupier's hands, and piled themselves up into heaps of gold scintillating as fire; upon the ell--long rolls of silver lying around the croupier.
Athos bowed, and prepared to absorb greedily the words which fell, one by one, from the mouth of Monk, -- those words rare and precious as the dew in the desert.
Salters protested that this kind of yarn was desperately wicked, if not indeed positively blasphemous, but he listened as greedily as the others; and their criticisms at the end gave Harvey entirely new notions on "germans," clothes, cigarettes with gold-leaf tips, rings, watches, scent, small dinner-parties, champagne, card-playing, and hotel accommodation.
The little thing would not eat, but it sucked at a lozenge greedily, and said it liked the salt taste.