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Greed

The intense, perhaps inordinate, desire for wealth. There is no consensus as to how much desire qualifies as greed. Some believe greed to be positive as it motivates business, which spurs economic growth. Many others, however, believe greed can go too far and create unsustainable growth or growth at the expense of social justice. The morality of greed is a concern in the field of business ethics.
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Both sexes will also greedily devour the young larvae, and it is probably this cannibalistic trait that prompts the female to lay her eggs singly, folded in leaves of waterplants, and the denser these are the better suited for her purpose, as the eggs are better hidden, and greater opportunities for escape are afforded to the newly-hatched larvae.
In the words of Sir John Templeton, "To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward."
They greedily lunged and began to fight until the girl with the most powerful hands lifted my head and carried it away in her apron, her head held high.
AGUIRRE: WRATH OF GOD PG Conquistadores head deep into the South American jungle, greedily hoping to discover the fabled El Dorado.
Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi rapped the Zionist regime for its recent aggression against Syria, and said Israel is following the Syrian developments greedily to find an opportunity to hit a blow at the Resistance Front.
The Great Powers are greedily exploiting China for its cheap labour and reaping the cruel rewards of the booming opium trade.
It's end-of-the-year bonus time at law firms, where I can only presume lawyers are greedily rubbing their hands together in anticipation of a fat stack of cash.
If Krystle Marie Reyes, a 25-year-old woman from Salem, Ore., had not first been greedily larcenous, then negligent, and then stupid, she might have gotten away with the biggest--or biggest known--tax fraud in Oregon history.
Children will enjoy the humour she brings to some of the illustrations, for example showing the princesses that the prince found lacking sticking out tongues and picking noses or greedily grabbing cake.
A cat who had just wandered in greedily drank the lot.
A packed crowd greedily absorbed every inch of sound: alt folk which has distinctly evolved, one benefit of extensive gigging.
I have no idea what century his Manual for the Greedily and Unequally Married was written in, but he needs some plain speaking.