Avaricious in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Avaricious

Actuated by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Short Example Sentences for Avaricious

  • 1. Addressing an avaricious man, he treated of righteousness. 🔊
  • 2. Shame on thy coward spirit and thine avaricious heart! 🔊
  • 3. They even regarded Babylonia with avaricious eyes. 🔊
  • 4. You will be able to judge if I am an avaricious man. 🔊
  • 5. He must and would escape from the tyranny of his avaricious father. 🔊
  • 6. Has he been generous in small things, but avaricious in great matters? 🔊
  • 7. He was a middle-aged man, with a pale, puffy face and avaricious eyes. 🔊
  • 8. I should grow avaricious in my old age, were I to remain with you. 🔊
  • 9. But he is not a bloody fellow--only an avaricious one. 🔊

How to use Avaricious in Sentences?

  • 1. The avaricious owner had been compelled to load with some regard to the safety of sailors. 🔊
  • 2. The art of seasoning pleasures in general, consists in being avaricious with them. 🔊
  • 3. This avaricious prince conceived the idea of stealing the instrument and imprisoning its owner. 🔊
  • 4. The lawyer expected to get large fees from avaricious and contentious church litigants. 🔊
  • 5. She was, so runs the story, an avaricious woman, who never was known to do good to any one. 🔊
  • 6. Lucilla, perched on her sofa, was already regarding Jeckie with dilated and avaricious eyes. 🔊
  • 7. An unsociable, avaricious man came to complain to Troost, who was the maid of Stavia. 🔊
  • 8. It seemed to her that she hated the green fields and red earth that lay between it and her avaricious fingers. 🔊
  • 9. To save money for avaricious purposes is altogether different from saving it for economical purposes. 🔊
  • 10. No prisoner should be forced to carry a burden that is oppressive, in order to fill the coffers of avaricious contractors. 🔊
  • 11. For the avaricious man generally desires to swallow as much meat and drink as he can, provided only it belong to another person. 🔊
  • 12. His share of what we have obtained is, after all, but trifling for an avaricious man who cherishes a grudge against you, and desires the whole. 🔊
  • 13. Several ladies cast avaricious looks at these gorgeous vestments, and especially at the blouse, which was heavy with dragons woven in gold thread. 🔊
  • 14. He was incapable of heroism, weak, banal, more spiritless than a woman, avaricious too, and cowardly. 🔊
  • 15. If the time ever came when he wanted to die, who would be more likely to serve his purpose than the young, avaricious wife who loved another man? 🔊
  • 16. He rode along cheerfully, feasting his avaricious heart on the great hoard he would bring back, when suddenly the ass that bore him balked. 🔊
  • 17. The avaricious and encroaching rail Seized the wide fields which knew the Indian's trail. 🔊
  • 18. They say there was once a great king named Midas, whose touch turned everything to gold, he was such an avaricious old miser. 🔊
  • 19. Restless, factious, crafty, avaricious and cruel, nothing could have saved him from general odium, but his pretended zeal for religion. 🔊
  • 20. The brothers, being avaricious by nature and jealous of the superior qualities of their sister, treated her with neglect and cruelty in her distress. 🔊
  • 21. Nor are we to wonder at their becoming objects of jealousy and aversion to both the clergy and the laity, and exciting the fears and the cupidity of an avaricious and faithless prince. 🔊
  • 22. A few moments and the crime would be carried out to its end, and he would be equally guilty with the avaricious old man who was the nearest one he had in all the world. 🔊
  • 23. It can only be so while the sum played for is of too trifling a concern to excite the anxiety which avaricious minds experience; and every one is more or less avaricious who gives up his time to cards. 🔊
  • 24. He had grown very avaricious in his old age, and used to go off stealthily to hunt for non-existent and impossible gold among those perilous peaks and precipices. 🔊
  • 25. Notwithstanding an avaricious individual or nation may occasionally in war acquire by plunder from their brethren a little wealth, yet they usually lose on the whole more than they gain. 🔊
  • 26. The moneyed man, possessing eighteen hundred thousand francs, returned with all the more eagerness to his old avaricious habits because he had momentarily quitted them. 🔊