a. excessively greedy; predatory; taking by force; plundering
The ruins of the resort are now covered in rapacious island vegetation creeping in from the jungle.
Sentence in Classic:
Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
And there is nothing wastes so rapidly as liberality, for even whilst you exercise it you lose the power to do so, and so become either poor or despised, or else, in avoiding poverty, rapacious and hated.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context