inordinate desire

See: greed
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Now, see: under those seven gables, at which we now look up, --and which old Colonel Pyncheon meant to be the house of his descendants, in prosperity and happiness, down to an epoch far beyond the present,--under that roof, through a portion of three centuries, there has been perpetual remorse of conscience, a constantly defeated hope, strife amongst kindred, various misery, a strange form of death, dark suspicion, unspeakable disgrace, --all, or most of which calamity I have the means of tracing to the old Puritan's inordinate desire to plant and endow a family.
with a heap of papers calculated to alarm any one else, but which generally scarcely satisfied his inordinate desires.
So saying, on he led his radiant Files, Daz'ling the Moon; these to the Bower direct In search of whom they sought: him there they found Squat like a Toad, close at the eare of EVE; Assaying by his Devilish art to reach The Organs of her Fancie, and with them forge Illusions as he list, Phantasms and Dreams, Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint Th' animal Spirits that from pure blood arise Like gentle breaths from Rivers pure, thence raise At least distemperd, discontented thoughts, Vain hopes, vain aimes, inordinate desires Blown up with high conceits ingendring pride.
America's inordinate desire for global domination has dragged it into innumerable devastating conflicts across the world.
They have now openly disgraced themselves as they exhibited their inordinate desire for cheap compensation against the high ideals of correcting injustice and ensuring transparency in the coming party primaries; which Fresh PDP was established to achieve.
ISLAMABAD -- Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has categorically rejected reports regarding differences within Sharif family on certain issues saying that it could be an inordinate desire of the opponents which will never be fulfilled.
Luxury meant an inordinate desire for possessions and-as the story of the luxury bishop illustrates--we continue to share a sense that things can go overboard.
When Modi visits foreign countries there seems to be an inordinate desire to visit or directly deal with business establishments.
The historical and philosophical shallowness of the critique makes it seem that it is inordinate desire for material goods that is being protested not ontological materialism.
We are trying our best to resolve this issue as it is our inordinate desire that PTI should return back to the Parliament as soon as possible", he added.
By accepting His vulnerability, by being resigned to the finiteness of human existence, Jesus exposed what lies underneath our fear of dying: our inordinate desire to control everything, to be invincible, to be exempt from the inexorable passage of time.
Greed or avarice is the inordinate desire to acquire and possess more than one needs to survive.