Sentence Examples


  • Next to the Roman Uniats (whom they term Rassen or Venal) they most hate the Nestorian Syrians of Persia.
  • As a matter of fact, no man was more free or outspoken in his criticism of the policy of his employers than this apparently venal writer.
  • For some time the history of the gaekwars was very much the same as that of most territorial houses in India: an occasional able minister, more rarely an able prince; but, on the other hand, a long dreary list of incompetent heads, venal advisers and taskmasters oppressive to the people.
  • The practice of pulling down the ancient monuments to be used as building material, which was connived at by venal officials, was strictly prohibited.
  • He won his cause; but in the eyes of all posterity he justified the reproaches of his contemporaries, who describe him as a cruel, venal, grasping seeker after power, eager to support a despotism for the sake of honours, offices and emoluments secured for himself by a bargain with the oppressors of his country.
 

What's another word for venal?

comments powered by Disqus