As compared with their opposite numbers in past ages, they were less avaricious, less tempted by luxury, hungrier for pure power, and, above all, more conscious of what they were doing and more intent on crushing opposition.
There are no more uses of "avarice" in the book.
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We can try both to minimize greed and avarice and to channel them into directions beneficial to society.
She was doomed to an empty life motivated by avarice.