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venal
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Middlemarch
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  • There was another attraction in his profession: it wanted reform, and gave a man an opportunity for some indignant resolve to reject its venal decorations and other humbug, and to be the possessor of genuine though undemanded qualifications.

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  • have to work around the self serving, venal politicians so common on the African continent
  • Organized crime and venal police officers in the country, make it a less predictable business climate.

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