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said the coadjutor, "you are avaricious, my good fellow.
As an animal, Edward excelled me far; should he prove as paramount in mind as in person I must be a slave--for I must expect from him no lion-like generosity to one weaker than himself; his cold, avaricious eye, his stern, forbidding manner told me he would not spare.
He is the very image of his father," continued the latter, in his secret soliloquy, "he is at once proud, avaricious, and timid.
This did moderately well for a time; -- in fact, I was not avaricious, but my dog was.
First the avaricious grandchildren split upon him on account of their objections to his living so unreasonably long, and then they split on one another.
And thus an event contrary to the legislator's intention took place; for the state was poor, the individuals avaricious.
Soldier, priest, diplomatist; gallant, avaricious, cunning; Aramis had never taken the good things of this life except as stepping- stones to rise to giddier ends.
It was enough that the golden treasure buried upon the site of the burned bungalow was infinitely more valuable than any ransom that would have occurred even to the avaricious mind of the Arab, and if Werper could persuade the raider to share even a portion of it with him he would be well satisfied.
Some of the Manyuema started to lay down their loads, but this was altogether too much for the avaricious Arabs.
He was not mean, nor avaricious, but the money meant more than so many dollars and cents.
The Avaricious man prayed to have a room full of gold.
You are, at least, as avaricious as you are revengeful.