Both Uses of
Sense and Sensibility
- —Well may it be doubted; for, had I really loved, could I have sacrificed my feelings to vanity, to avarice?†
Chpt 44 *
- In such a situation as that, where there seemed nothing to tempt the avarice or the vanity of any living creature, how could I suppose, when she so earnestly, so warmly insisted on sharing my fate, whatever it might be, that any thing but the most disinterested affection was her inducement?†
(avarice) excessive desire for wealtheditor's notes: Like "greed", but implies greed specifically for money. The early Christian Church counted avarice as one of the "seven deadly sins."