rapacity


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the quality or condition of being voracious

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reprehensible acquisitiveness

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From the Nanjing Massacre in the opening months of the war against China to the Rape of Manila in the final stage of the Pacific War, imperial Japan's soldiers left a trail of unspeakable cruelty and rapacity across Asia.
It is a constant struggle to overcome the rapacity of man.
In their rapacity as "Persons," they have the power to destroy life on earth.
Japan and Taiwan are natural allies--a term not usually associated with Japan's relations with neighbors due to friction over "history issues" related to wartime Japan's rapacity.
Whereas, Adams wrote, European philosophers and poets could see only rapacity and vulgarity here, the poorest European peasants could discern that "the hard, practical money-getting American democrat was in truth living in a world of dream" and was "already guiding Nature with a kinder and wiser hand than had ever yet been felt in human history.
At one time a champion who wrestled with his king in the name of his own fierce and singular pride, Cuchulain became for the Revivalists "a warrior celebrated for sublimating his individual valor and rapacity to the defense of the social order" (142).
Germany, site will be wound up--at the same time as assembly rapacity is boosted at the Langgons site to handle growing sales of the Gallus ECS 340 system.
establishing acres and clubs can do from human rapacity and browned
In them, he maintains that communal modes, while unequal and hierarchical, 'provide a basis for collective interaction and reciprocity that are not only valid in their own right, but which could become a foundation for a future socialist society' which would avoid the rapacity of primitive accumulation which he had so assiduously detailed in the first volume of Capital (Anderson, 2010: 197, 230).
FTML's production rapacity is 42 tons per day with an annual sales turnover of approximately USD 40 million.
The rapacity of the Syrian regime, the settling of accounts in Libya, Afghanistan and Myanmar, and the hell that is developing just to the south in Mexico should count, too, but perhaps not as much.
Associated words include gluttony, covetousness, avarice, rapacity.
They deride European Americans for exploiting slaves, migrant workers, and factory labor; they excoriate the land rapacity of the pioneers and mock their so-called courage in fighting Native Americans: "Bigots and Bigotry," say the guidelines, referring to European Americans, "must be identified and discussed.
Sinnema, who wrote the introduction to the 2002 edition of Self-Help, called Smiles an "uncompromising critic of rapacity and complacent affluence.