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 Meanings and Examples of CUPIDITY
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cupidity
 n.  greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
Classic Sentence:
1  Now Jonah's Captain, shipmates, was one whose discernment detects crime in any, but whose cupidity exposes it only in the penniless.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  So intolerable indeed is it regarded by some, that no cupidity could persuade them to moor alongside of it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
3  But the cupidity of the Indian was soon gratified, and the different bodies again moved slowly onward.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
4  Nor was the sword of death stayed until cupidity got the mastery of revenge.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
5  "I hope it may be so," replied Caderousse, his face flushed with cupidity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
6  I never saw such an expression of cupidity as the flickering lamp revealed in those two countenances.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
7  These people hated me with the hatred of cupidity and disappointment.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
8  Nevertheless, knowing the weakness of her husband, and more particularly his cupidity, she did not despair of bringing him round to her purpose.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
9  The truth is, that there never was a cupid like that child.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII—THE GRANDFATHER
Example Sentence:
1  The defeated people could not satisfy the cupidity of the conquerors, who demanded excessive tribute.