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avarice
used in All Over but the Shoutin'

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excessive desire for wealth
  • The TV preachers peddled promises, and offered hope to people who had none. There would have been great good in that, I believe, if they had not followed every sermon with a request for a portion of their flock's old-age pensions. Instead, it was an odd mix of good and evil, and people like my momma understood their avarice but forgave it, because the words the men spoke were comfort to her and their preaching was first-rate.
    Chapter 1.9 (11% in)
avarice = excessive desire for wealth
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