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Example sentences for venal
The courage politicians organize their energies by picking fights with venal foes.
The investigations are ongoing, but at this point it is clear that venal self-interest has been widespread.
Somebody might even make a film about a born-again preacher who isn't venal or nuts.
Looking at what consumers can do to avoid being bitten twice first by the vermin and then by a venal exterminator.
The same cunning maidservant outwits another foolish and venal official.
It's all well and good to rail about evil chemical companies or venal politicians.
Journalism is also venal, shaped by payments from officials and businessmen.
No longer would the former general be beholden to venal political parties.
Even many of his critics see him as a deluded knight-errant rather than as a venal opportunist.
For as venal as he was, he and his machine were law and order.
Whatever sin you committed to end up in one of those must have been comparatively venal.
Mayors were either the venal bosses of dishonest machines or figureheads for the bosses.
The officers are venal, violent and incompetent, systematically pilfering the soldiers' rations.
He could try to fight impeachment in parliament, by cajoling venal politicians there.
Venal and inept, his government surely needs to be replaced.
Their failings were never venal, more the result of weakness and eccentricity.
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