avaricious (part of speech: adjective)
- He fanned the avaricious fanaticism of his followers into a flame of religious enthusiasm, and they became soldier priests, whose deaths on the battlefield were glorious martyrdoms, which gave them immediate entrance into a paradise where all their inclinations could be indulged to an unlimited degree. - "Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam", H. E. E. Hayes.
- He was a wizened, very avaricious- looking old man, who must have been close upon seventy, and though he owned 500 head of cattle and 70 camels, he dressed his old bones in nothing save a loin- cloth, and his matted grey locks were adorned and kept together by a simple leather thong twisted several times round his forehead. - "Southern Arabia", Theodore Bent Mabel Bent.
- The avaricious man is like the state which is governed by rich men. - "The Five Great Philosophies of Life", William de Witt Hyde.