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rapacious -- as in: a rapacious cartel
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Moby Dick
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  • Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
  • What to the rapacious landlord is the widow’s last mite but a Fast-Fish?

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  • She is a rapacious land developer with no concern for the environment.
  • Government regulation softens the rapacious tendencies of capitalism.

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