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avarice
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • —Well may it be doubted; for, had I really loved, could I have sacrificed my feelings to vanity, to avarice?
  • In such a situation as that, where there seemed nothing to tempt the avarice or the vanity of any living creature, how could I suppose, when she so earnestly, so warmly insisted on sharing my fate, whatever it might be, that any thing but the most disinterested affection was her inducement?

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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.

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