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Rapacious

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Rapácious. adj. [rapace, Fr. rapax, Lat.] Given to plunder; seizing by violence.

            Well may thy Lord, appeas'd,
Redeem thee quite from death's rapacious claim.
Milton.

                Shall this prize,
Soon heighten'd by the diamond's circling rays,
On that rapacious hand for ever blaze?
Pope.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Rapacious." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5427.


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