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Sample sentences for the GRE study word rapacious

rapacious can be used as a adj

1.Redeem thee quite from Deaths rapacious claime. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.As o'er their prey rapacious wolves engage. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
4.But as I stood on this hillside, I foresaw that in the blinding sunshine of that land I would become acquainted with a flabby, pretending, weak-eyed devil of a rapacious and pitiless folly. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.Slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.In you, O cities of Africa your children will be seen quartered in their own houses by most cruel and rapacious beasts of your own country. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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