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avarice
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
excessive desire for wealth
  • I know he couldn't love a Linton; and yet he'd be quite capable of marrying your fortune and expectations: avarice is growing with him a besetting sin.
    Chapter 10 (72% in)
  • I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.
    Chapter 25 (99% in)

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