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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "I hope it may be so," replied Caderousse, his face flushed with cupidity.
  • I never saw such an expression of cupidity as the flickering lamp revealed in those two countenances.
  • Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer’s or druggist’s, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic—if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six…
  • At the sight of the diamond, which was as large as a hazel-nut, La Carconte’s eyes sparkled with cupidity."

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  • She told of the cupidity that led to the company’s collapse.
  • And I could not imagine a human being so blinded by cupidity as to sell poison to such an atrocious creature.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea

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