|NOUN || avarice | - |
|SYNO ||avarice | avariciousness | avaritia | ...|
NOUN article.ind sg | pl
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- is a short story with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin about human avarice.
- He was elected Palatine of Hungary in 1519 but the opposition of the nobility, which accused him of avarice and licentiousness, resulted in his being temporarily deposed in 1523 and 1525.
- Marlowe, however, focused exclusively on the negative aspects of Gaveston's biography, portraying him – according to Hamilton – as "a sycophantic homosexual with a marked tendency towards avarice, nepotism, and especially overweening pride".
- Two meanings for the name "Gehazi" have been suggested: "valley of vision" or "valley of avarice".
- The poet, content with his own moderate fortune, inveighs against the blindness of avarice – for the same end awaits all men.
- "Straight Shooting" is part autobiography and partly a statement of Silber's concern that the United States has experienced a decline in moral and spiritual values traceable to excessive avarice and materialism.
- In the words of Henry Edward, avarice "plunges a man deep into the mire of this world, so that he makes it to be his god".
- A portrait of human greed and avarice, the film depicts the impacts of people's drive toward acquisition and consumption on the natural environment.
- He gave apocalyptic sermons in which he condemned luxury and avarice, warned of the day of judgement and the torments of hell, and spoke of the possibilities of salvation.
- Reverend Leon Lonnie Love (David Alan Grier): A local fire-and-brimstone preacher whose brand of religion doesn't seem to frown upon avarice, lying, cheating, stealing, and philandering—even with his own cousin Pam.
- The Christian condemnation relates to avarice and greed rather than money itself.
- Pope Adrian V’s representation of avarice reflects the zealous ambition for earthly power and goods.
- But there is a hidden twist to this exhibit: There is no Chien Swee-Teng or poem – the collective invented the writer and his poem about avarice.
- Warhol's work for Mercedes-Benz and his similar commissions for Perrier have been criticized as "undistinguished glitz", with critics lamenting Warhol's "passionate avarice", accusing him of crossing the line into advertisements for their subjects.
- Alexander Nisbet says of this nobleman that "he imitated the extraordinary loyalty of his ancestors; none of them having ever been guilty of treason or rebellion, nor addicted or avarice, nor found with lands of the Church in their possession".
- Most authorities are agreed as to his avarice and incompetence, [...] but the biographer Plutarch describes him as a friendly, honest and generous man.
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