Rapacity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves.

2. (n.) The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain.

Library

Mr. HG Wells and the Giants
... But the truth is that there is no more conscious inconsistency between the humility
of a Christian and the rapacity of a Christian than there is between the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chesterton/heretics/v mr h g wells and.htm

Miscellaneous Phrases
... A gambler's desperate chance. A ghastly mixture of defiance and conceit. A glaring
example of rapacity [rapacity = plundering]. A graceful nonentity. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section xi miscellaneous phrases.htm

The Conflict Between Capital and Labor.
... have been acquired by "fraud" (vs.4). It makes mention of them having "condemned
and killed the just" (vs.6). It intimates that their rapacity and dishonesty ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/7 the conflict between capital.htm

Whether Treachery, Fraud, Falsehood, Perjury, Restlessness ...
... daughters of covetousness; which are "lying, fraud, theft, perjury, greed of filthy
lucre, false witnessing, violence, inhumanity, rapacity." Therefore the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether treachery fraud falsehood perjury.htm

The Saviour's Last Command.
... For one who has taught righteousness, purity, truth and mercy, thousands have taught,
by their example, rapacity, drunkenness, lewdness and cruelty. ...
/.../dibble/thoughts on missions/chapter iv the saviours last.htm

Grecian Literature, and the Roman Empire.
... With vast energy, profound policy, unwavering consistency, and wolf-like rapacity,
they pursued their ambitious schemes, and became indeed the lords, but also ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 12 grecian literature and.htm

The Life of Sir Thomas Browne.
... to be made poorer by opulence; for his mother soon married Sir Thomas Dutton, probably
by the inducement of her fortune; and he was left to the rapacity of his ...
//christianbookshelf.org/browne/christian morals/the life of sir thomas.htm

Change not Always Improvement.
... Whence comes it that men shaggy and hirsute learn to teach the resin [39] to feed
on their arms with such rapacity, the tweezers to weed their chin so ...
/.../tertullian/on the pallium/chapter iv change not always improvement.htm

On the Animals
... [Cant.2:12]. The kite signifies, so I think, rapacity or pride; in the psalm,
according to the Hebrew: the kite, once away, is at home. ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/iv on the animals.htm

Life Amongst the Upper Ten Thousand
... to the walls, whilst others, talking earnestly, discussed the case tried that very
day, of the poor man who in vain sought redress from the rapacity of his ...
/.../the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter xviii life amongst the.htm

Thesaurus
Rapacity (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity
of pirates; the rapacity of wolves. ...Rapacity (2 Occurrences). ...
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Raven (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Rapine; rapacity. 4. (n.) Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence. ... 7.
(vi) To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity. Int. ...
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Ravening (6 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Raven. 2. (n.) Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. 3. (a.)
Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Rape

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Rapacious (3 Occurrences)

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Annas (4 Occurrences)
... astute, ambitious and enormously wealthy. He and his family were proverbial
for their rapacity and greed. The chief source of their ...
/a/annas.htm - 13k

Antonius
... Trading upon the influence of his brother at court, his cruelty and rapacity knew
no bounds, and during his rule revolts became continuous, and marked a ...
/a/antonius.htm - 10k

Nero
... Nero vi: detestabile et malo publico). At the age of three the young Domitius lost
his father and was robbed of his estates by the rapacity of Caius. ...
/n/nero.htm - 41k

Felix (11 Occurrences)
... Trading upon the influence of his brother at court, his cruelty and rapacity knew
no bounds, and during his rule revolts became continuous, and marked a ...
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Concordance
Rapacity (2 Occurrences)

Matthew 23:25
Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye make clean the outside of the cup and the plate, and within they are full of rapine and incontinence.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 51:13
Thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy rapacity.
(DBY)

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Raven (7 Occurrences)

Ravening (6 Occurrences)

Rape

Rapacious (3 Occurrences)

Annas (4 Occurrences)

Antonius

Nero

Felix (11 Occurrences)

Taxing (3 Occurrences)

Tax (43 Occurrences)

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