tending to or arising from ; cumulative.
tending to wealth; acquisitive.
Historical Examples

These last men are seldom if ever idealists; they see the world as it is, are men of order and of accumulative tendency.
Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger Elihu G. Holland

Next: ‘Aia’ is generally an accumulative yet depreciative termination.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

Darwin assumed an accumulative influence of external causes in the case of the production of new varieties or species.
Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others

How well this practical horticulturist appreciates and illustrates the gradual and accumulative force of selection!
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) Charles Darwin

It combines a system of ‘privileged purveyors’ with an accumulative savings fund.
France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert

It is merely a destructive and dispersive instead of a constructive and accumulative industrialism.
War and the Future H. G. Wells

accumulative evidence pointed to a likelihood that someone was hiding in the building.
The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt

The triumph was accumulative, and it was crowned by the tent-scene, the battle, and the death.
Their Majesties’ Servants (Volume 3 of 3) John Doran

Concomitant with the accumulative process, and as a condition of the latter, there develops an industrial reserve army.
The Accumulation of Capital Rosa Luxemburg

Joy and pleasure are of a transitory nature only, while pain and sorrow are of a permanent and accumulative character.
Tyranny of God Joseph Lewis


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