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avarice
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Macbeth
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  • Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful,
    Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
  • This avarice Sticks deeper; grows with more pernicious root Than summer-seeming lust; and it hath been The sword of our slain kings: yet do not fear; Scotland hath foysons to fill up your will, Of your mere own: all these are portable, With other graces weigh’d.
  • With this there grows, In my most ill-compos’d affection, such A stanchless avarice, that, were I king, I should cut off the nobles for their lands; Desire his jewels, and this other’s house: And my more-having would be as a sauce To make me hunger more; that I should forge Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal, Destroying them for wealth.

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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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