Rapacious in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Rapacious

Voracious; avaricious. | Given to taking by force or plundering; aggressively greedy. | (of an animal, usually a bird) Subsisting off live prey.

Short Example Sentence for Rapacious

  • 1. It was the portrait of a clinging and rapacious female. 🔊
  • 2. She ventured all, and lost herself in rapacious lust. 🔊
  • 3. The Executive became rapacious and tyrannical. 🔊
  • 4. I knew the uselessness of remonstrating with a rapacious privateersman. 🔊
  • 5. If those men are so very rapacious and cruel, what hope have we? 🔊
  • 6. Their tribute was paid through a rapacious agent to a foreign landlord. 🔊
  • 7. The offices were thus filled by rapacious and unscrupulous men. 🔊
  • 8. To me chivalry means all that is narrow, cruel, and rapacious in man. 🔊
  • 9. Some Common Game, Aquatic, and Rapacious Birds in Relation to Man. 🔊

How to use Rapacious in Sentence?

  • 1. The rapacious bird on the journey demands from the young man flesh from time to time. 🔊
  • 2. Cruel tyrants reigned in cities, and rapacious priests fattened on the credulity of the people. 🔊
  • 3. He grew rapacious and greedy, and degraded his sacred office by flagrant immoralities. 🔊
  • 4. No doubt we get our revenge, if we live long enough and are sufficiently rapacious to take it! 🔊
  • 5. But the rapacious vulture brood, With crooked beak that thirsts for blood, And iron fangs. 🔊
  • 6. He had advised young widows how to conduct themselves so that they should not be exposed to the wiles of rapacious men. 🔊
  • 7. Even in this land of contrasts the transition from pious serenity to rapacious rage can seldom have been more rapid. 🔊
  • 8. But the only effect adversity had produced upon him, was a determination to be more rapacious when he recovered his power. 🔊
  • 9. Just when your impetus is at its best, rapacious leaders will appear and steal all that you have given your lives to gain. 🔊
  • 10. The ancient town was attacked quite suddenly, all its wealth falling into the hands of rapacious soldiers. 🔊
  • 11. The additional burden of a considerable foreign garrison and a crowd of rapacious officials increased the severity of the economic conditions. 🔊
  • 12. She puts out her hand for her crochet, when it is arrested by the sound of a knock, rather rapacious in character. 🔊
  • 13. And to feed and pay these rapacious allies was a task that went near to ruining the finances of France. 🔊
  • 14. The landed property, thus conferred, acquired a kind of sacredness which preserved it from the grasp of even the most rapacious ruler. 🔊
  • 15. Just as the tendency to get may grow on you, until you become a rapacious and stingy money-grubber, so the tendency to spend may grow on her. 🔊
  • 16. The world had cried out against him as a hard-hearted, rapacious man, and he, in return, despised the world. 🔊
  • 17. They argued that our money would certainly be forcibly taken from us by rapacious guards farther south, and kindly offered us four for one. 🔊
  • 18. Their cattle was, therefore, their chief property; and these were nightly exposed to the southern borderers, as rapacious and active as themselves. 🔊
  • 19. All the wealth that rapacious kings and the troubles of the Civil War had spared was engulfed in that awful catastrophe. 🔊
  • 20. The perch were quite as rapacious as Grim herself; they poached upon her small-fish preserves, and often disturbed her in the chase. 🔊
  • 21. His sister herself excited his suspicions, though she was perhaps more miserly, more rapacious than her brother whom she actually surpassed in penurious inventions. 🔊
  • 22. So far however as the farmer is concerned, this is probably balanced by the reflection that a single young cuckoo is so rapacious as to need all the insect food available. 🔊
  • 23. No sooner had these rapacious and savage men ascertained that there were no more galleons of her bullion to be taken, than they concentrated their forces, with a determination to strike nearer the mines themselves. 🔊
  • 24. They would have appeared to us handsome, if it had been for the pleasure of obliging us, but these rapacious creatures wanted us to give them every thing we had. 🔊
  • 25. There is good reason to believe that alongside of his one personality, that of a rapacious miser, there lived another personality, that of a philosopher. 🔊
  • 26. Again the smoke obscures the picture; again it clears away, and now the gray are in greater force than before, and the horseless batteries are again the prize of this rapacious grapple. 🔊
  • 27. And, had the pursuits of those men been different, they might have been as generous, as tender-hearted and just, as they are unfeeling, rapacious and cruel. 🔊
  • 28. They reached the shore nearly naked and destitute, only to find their fortress and former dwellings in ashes, and the rapacious savages lying in wait for them in the surrounding forest. 🔊
  • 29. Notwithstanding its rapacious habits and the variety of its diet it was in England formerly regarded as a royal fish, and its flesh held in high estimation. 🔊
  • 30. That document which Sirr had picked up so carefully would provide him with such a list of country members as would satisfy for awhile even his rapacious gullet. 🔊