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materialistic
used in This Side of Paradise

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concerned with wealth and possessions at the expense of other interests
  • And afterward an out-and-out materialistic world—and the Catholic Church.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (87% in)
  • Not that he doubted the war—Germany stood for everything repugnant to him; for materialism and the direction of tremendous licentious force; it was just that Burne's face stayed in his memory and he was sick of the hysteria he was beginning to hear.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (74% in)
  • All the materialists rampant, all the idolizers of German science and efficiency.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (76% in)
  • So now I know I'm a materialist and I was fraternizing with the hay when you came out and stood by the woods, scared to death."
    2.3 — Young Irony (33% in)
  • I'm a romantic little materialist."
    2.3 — Young Irony (35% in)
  • "Oh, I suppose heaven would, if there was one," she said finally, "a sort of pagan heaven—you ought to be a materialist," she continued irrelevantly.
    2.3 — Young Irony (43% in)
  • His materialism, always a thin cloak, was torn to shreds by Eleanor's blasphemy....
    2.3 — Young Irony (84% in)

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