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Definition of "rapacity" [ra•pac•i•ty]

  • The quality of being rapacious; voracity. (noun)

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Use "rapacity" in a sentence
  • "Now it unfortunately happened that Mr. Butterfield remembered to have heard the word rapacity used by a brother-magistrate, at the quarter-sessions, in a very different sense than the one to which it had just been applied by his lady."
  • "This isn't "rapacity" - which implies seizure of property."
  • "The whigs of this time were men of intellectual refinement; they had a genuine regard for good government, and a decent faith in reform; but when we chide the selfishness of machine politicians hunting office in modern democracy, let us console ourselves by recalling the rapacity of our oligarchies."