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Synonyms for venally

in a corrupt and deceitful manner

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we abolitionists had been so hated, so stupidly, venally, cruelly, and ridiculously hated, that there was honor in being an abolitionist.
Now, however, tempted as venally as everyone else by Bush's prevention dollars, many (though thankfully not all) have also taken on abstinence-only education and are disguising it as HIV prevention.
The new wave of import architecture is a matter of culture and commerce, with US clients more ready to look to the wider world of architecture to find the best talent for building and the site, possibly because they think they are more likely to get the unexpected from overseas designers (the shock of the exotic) or, more venally, that somehow regulatory authorities will be more lenient with guys who just don't understand the local rules.
It is in the schools and from the mass media," wrote Goodman, "that the mass of our citizens in all classes learn that life is inevitably routine, depersonalized, venally graded.
He aligned himself with popular criticism of Coscia himself, the Pope's protege from Benevento, upon whom the pontiff had bestowed much responsibility, with which, it was rumored, Coscia had behaved venally and irresponsibly.
The scandals revealed that even the economic bureaucrats were capable of acting venally.