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rapacious -- as in: a rapacious cartel
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Oliver Twist
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  • Whether Noah Claypole, whose rapacity was none of the least comprehensive, would have acceded even to these glowing terms, had he been a perfectly free agent, is very doubtful; but as he recollected that, in the event of his refusal, it was in the power of his new acquaintance to give him up to justice immediately (and more unlikely things had come to pass), he gradually relented, and said he thought that would suit him.

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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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