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rapacious -- as in: a rapacious cartel
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Candide
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  • The Spaniards have had a confused notion of this country, and have called it El Dorado; and an Englishman, whose name was Sir Walter Raleigh, came very near it about a hundred years ago; but being surrounded by inaccessible rocks and precipices, we have hitherto been sheltered from the rapaciousness of European nations, who have an inconceivable passion for the pebbles and dirt of our land, for the sake of which they would murder us to the last man.

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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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