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 Sentences 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 Sentences?

  • 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. The world had cried out against him as a hard-hearted, rapacious man, and he, in return, despised the world. 🔊
  • 16. 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. 🔊
  • 17. Their cattle was, therefore, their chief property; and these were nightly exposed to the southern borderers, as rapacious and active as themselves. 🔊
  • 18. They argued that our money would certainly be forcibly taken from us by rapacious guards farther south, and kindly offered us four for one. 🔊
  • 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. 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. 🔊
  • 24. 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. 🔊
  • 25. 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. 🔊
  • 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. 🔊