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avarice
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition excessive desire for wealth
  • How I had a grasping, avaricious wish to shut out everybody from her but myself, and to be all in all to her, at that unseasonable time of all times.
    Chapters 37-39 (47% in)
  • That Mr. W. has been for years deluded and plundered, in every conceivable manner, to the pecuniary aggrandisement of the avaricious, false, and grasping — HEEP.
    Chapters 52-54 (36% in)
  • A most remarkable circumstance is, that I really don't think he grasped this sum even so much for the gratification of his avarice, which was inordinate, as in the hatred he felt for Copperfield.
    Chapters 52-54 (87% in)

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