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rapacious

adjective avaricious, cormorant, depredatory, devouring, grasping, greedy, insatiable, living on prey, lupine, marauding, pillaging, piratical, plundering, predacious, predatory, preying, rapax, ravenous, voracious, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish
See also: confiscatory, insatiable, larcenous, mercenary, predatory
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Tae-suk reorders each place he pays a visit to rather than rapaciously occupies and exploits "empty" spaces, thereby calling to mind the fact that our own houses might not wholly belong to us--they might engulf us in a claustrophobic space and constrain us from being all that we think we could be.
Yet Still creates such a rapaciously sardonic tone throughout that the luster of the court is lost.
In the aftermath of some status quo breakdown, the moral compass will shatter and ruthless capitalism with rapaciously fill the void.
As between romances--neither of which, in this case, is so easily separable from the other, the frontier ethic being nearly synonymous in the end with a rapaciously capitalistic one (as David Mamet's own best plays, American Buffalo [1975] and Glengarry Glen Ross [1984], have shown)--I'll take business, for all Biff's talk at the end of knowing who he is, where he stands, and what he wants (or imagines he can get) apart from the world of hard-driving capitalism.
I'd rather just fuck, if that's okay," and that's what they'd done, rapaciously, the French doors open and the cool air blowing across his back, the months of sodden Oregon weather drying up inside him as he thrust into her, possessed by his youth here long ago.
It denigrates learning to the status of just another consumer option in our rapaciously materialistic world.
Here too, though, there is a frustrating tendency to present fantasy films as prototypically reactionary: Bellin's routine discussion of "the truly staggering abhorrence of female sexuality" (5) in Aliens (1986) is fine in itself, but his forceful reading depends primarily on the structuring absence of any engagement with the explicitly proto-feminist themes of the third and fourth Alien movies; or, indeed, with the savage indictment of a rapaciously amoral capitalist culture in Ridley Scott's original film.
The (over) optimistic American cultural bid to light out for the territory ahead of the rest proves to be akin to the notorious modern economic anomaly known as the winner's curse, featuring paradigmatically natural offshore assets: the more bidders there are, the more likely it is that they will have rapaciously overestimated the bid's value, turned all of a sudden into pyrite, or fool's gold.
Based on the same anxiety that will later drive Traffic, Cat is vindicated in his use of excessive force since the drugs will rapaciously force a new pre-teen market rather than, for instance, meet a native demand for leisure use among adults.
opinion looked with anathema at their country going the route of the European powers, turning its back on its supposed anti-colonialist past, and entering the lists of those out to rapaciously divide the world amongst them.
Perhaps they have considered the implications and realised that if Wales governed itself there would be no scapegoat or bogeymen and the negativity so endemic throughout the Welsh psyche would shackle any attempt to integrate into the wider world without the subsidies so rapaciously received from their neighbours.
And over half a century later, the real legacy of the Miesian urge for transparency and lightness is the ubiquitous glass prostheses infesting skylines from Dubai to Shanghai, artificially conditioned limbs grafted onto patently unsuitable host bodies, rapaciously demanding of energy to create habitable internal environments.