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They are using the law to hide their greed for money. The Sun (2016)Greed often gets in the way of common sense. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)There is a very heavy price to pay for the personal greed that she thought so virtuous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The greed to make money out of you is overwhelming. The Sun (2012)We were supposed to be shocked and astounded by the sheer mountainous greed of these people. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How much his greed for money tipped the balance no one can say. The Sun (2014)It was because of business greed and people acting in their vested interests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the end of the day it is just greed for money. The Sun (2016)Asking for more money is just greed. The Sun (2011)It is about power and greed. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Money and greed have corrupted football. The Sun (2012)It's gluttony and greed for the most part. The Sun (2014)The huge shining assemblage grins at the spectator, a mocking mirror to insatiable greed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's all about greed and power. The Sun (2006)Still, greed gets the better of linguistic fear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pile does not necessarily reflect personal greed, it reflects the need to be the best banker. Times, Sunday Times (2008)WE can grumble at the greed of power firms. The Sun (2013)As he walks me to the door all this talk of greed and power brings us on to the 900 ticket. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's about greed and gluttony. The Sun (2013)Under the scheme the fraudster cashes in on people 's greed and draws investors with a promise of large, quick returns. The Sun (2008)In the case of the California pastor, he clearly saw the judgmental attitude and greed for power in the two men who opposed him. Christianity Today (2000)Greed is definitely one of the biggest problems on this planet and people are still dying in this world today through governments' greed and people 's greed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: greed NOUN
Greed is the desire to have more of something, such as food or money, than is necessary or fair.
...an insatiable greed for personal power.
Definition of greed from the Collins English Dictionary
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