n. greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
The defeated people could not satisfy the cupidity of the conquerors, who demanded excessive tribute.
Sentence in Classic:
So intolerable indeed is it regarded by some, that no cupidity could persuade them to moor alongside of it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
And all good children to whom he related this story, took great heed of this naughty Cupid; but he made fools of them still, for he is astonishingly cunning.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context