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Example sentences for acquisitiveness

Their motive, therefore, was not mere acquisitiveness.
The main reason to worry about sovereign-wealth funds' acquisitiveness is a narrowly financial one.
But there is a low trait of acquisitiveness in human nature.
Both exhibited such wanton, body-seizing acquisitiveness that reason went completely out the window.
It laid the missionaries open to charges of acquisitiveness, trading, and keeping human chattel.
He has sensuality, but it is soon appeased and is invariably subject to his acquisitiveness.
The thrill of the chase has drained away, and all that's left is a panicked psychopathic acquisitiveness.
And for this book's characters, the measure of success lies not in achievement or acquisitiveness.

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