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- Britain was on the eve of the acquisitive era of material greed: fibre-optic lamps and brown leather sofas were already ubiquitous status symbols.
- They probably all drive People Carriers and conversation is solely about one-upmanship, acquisitive materialism and diets.
- Life is just one big vain, greedy, acquisitive, covetous, furious orgy - and then you die.
- The old-fashioned notion of only buying what you could afford has long since lost its attraction in today's more acquisitive society, in which instant gratification is the thing.
- Professionals seemed as greedy and acquisitive as any other group of workers.
- People in most of the industrialized nations, especially the USA, are regarded as members of the so-called affluent society or the acquisitive society.
- Again, if a society is competitive and acquisitive in orientation, the kings and chiefs will necessarily reflect that in their behaviour and lifestyles.
- In this grotesquely acquisitive society, all cultural markers are subject to violent revision as the inhabitants seek to fulfil their various appetites.
- The growth of acquisitive crime predated the spread of heroin use, but eventually these trends became interconnected and fueled each other.
- Greedy and acquisitive, he set his sights on this land in order to carve out a feudal domain for himself.
- How ironic that we train our children first to be good, social human beings, only to later demand that they act like acquisitive, productivist, hardhearted machines.
- People charged with so-called acquisitive crime - such as burglary and theft from vehicles so they can buy drugs - are tested in two custody suites for heroin and cocaine use.
- But the acquisitive instinct fostered by capitalism would come to subvert the moral basis that initially allowed the system to flourish.
- But mostly I think I'm too acquisitive to let books go.
- To maximise performance in the 21st century states require flexible economies, competitive tax rates and an acquisitive, dynamic private sector.
- Unfortunately, by the time they arrived, my tastebuds had changed their mind and started eyeing my Timothy's scrambled eggs in an acquisitive manner.
- An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.
- United's determination to avoid debt made it devastatingly attractive to acquisitive entrepreneurs, but wondering how to expand its revenue was the problem.
- Maybe his most impressive insight was a negative one: of all radical thinkers, he alone recognised that the acquisitive instinct wasn't going away.
2I'm not at all acquisitive — no tengo interés en poseer cosas materiales