Avariciously



characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
Historical Examples

Her eyes gleamed out at him expectantly, avariciously, with some suspicion, too.
The Prisoner Alice Brown

The man took it, eyed it avariciously and stuffed it into a pocket.
Jack Harvey’s Adventures Ruel Perley Smith

And if it be avariciously asked, “How much must I give him?”
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

I don’t like his face—’ it’s avariciously vicious—he’s greedy.
Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser

Nature is avariciously frugal; in matter it allows no atom to elude her grasp; in mind no thought or feeling to perish.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

And if it be avariciously asked, ‘How much must I give him?’
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

Cotton thereupon said he had had enough, but Gus avariciously tried to reconstruct the positions.
Acton’s Feud Frederick Swainson

He clutched it avariciously, looked at it as a miser looks at gold, and thrust it into his shirt bosom.
Love of Life Jack London

adj.

late 15c., from Old French avaricios “greedy, covetous” (Modern French avaricieux), from avarice (see avarice). An Old English word for it was feoh-georn. Related: Avariciously; avariciousness.

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