Sentence Examples

  • Like the rest of Greece, Athens suffered greatly from the rapacity of its Byzantine administrators.
  • Scholars will pay little heed to the charges of rapacity, extortion, pomp and luxury made against Paul by the authors of this letter.
  • His rapacity disgusted even an age in which every one could be bought and sold.
  • The people, who felt the severity of his laws, at the same time acknowledged their justice, and found themselves protected from the rapacity of their superiors.
  • By 1520 philanthropic churchmen directed their attention to the miserable conditions of the natives; but remedial legislation was largely nullified by the rapacity of subordinate officials, and before the end of the 16th century the natives disappeared as a distinct race.

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