insatiable


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insatiable

[insā′shē·əbəl]
Etymology: L, insatiatus, not satisfied
pertaining to an appetite for food or other needs that cannot be satisfied.

insatiable

(ĭn-sā′shă-b'l) [L. insatiabilis]
Incapable of being satisfied or appeased.
References in classic literature ?
The same insatiable relish for horrors exhibited downstairs by the pictures in the hall was displayed again here.
I felt so good, that somehow, somewhere, in me arose an insatiable greed to feel better.
Children are notoriously insatiable if you once answer their questions, and women are nearly as bad," she said, when Julian returned to her.
He is the flame and the spirit of it, the insatiable cry for vengeance that makes no cry but that slays noiselessly.
And these two, thus nurtured and educated, and having learned truly to know their own functions, will rule over the concupiscent, which in each of us is the largest part of the soul and by nature most insatiable of gain; over this they will keep guard, lest, waxing great and strong with the fulness of bodily pleasures, as they are termed, the concupiscent soul, no longer confined to her own sphere, should attempt to enslave and rule those who are not her natural-born subjects, and overturn the whole life of man?
Whether the insatiable curiosity of this good woman had carried her on to that business, or whether she did it to confirm herself in the good graces of Mrs Blifil, who, notwithstanding her outward behaviour to the foundling, frequently abused the infant in private, and her brother too, for his fondness to it, I will not determine; but she had now, as she conceived, fully detected the father of the foundling.
He seemed possessed by an insatiable fury which gave no time for grief.
Insatiably striveth your soul for treasures and jewels, because your virtue is insatiable in desiring to bestow.
But when I discovered that he, the author at once of my existence and of its unspeakable torments, dared to hope for happiness, that while he accumulated wretchedness and despair upon me he sought his own enjoyment in feelings and passions from the indulgence of which I was forever barred, then impotent envy and bitter indignation filled me with an insatiable thirst for vengeance.
At midnight, leaving the insatiable Bert and Mary still dancing, Bllly and Saxon started for home.
Every visit began with that inquiry; he was insatiable of details; he was fascinated by the holder of a sceptre the shadow of which, stretching from the westward over the earth and over the seas, passed far beyond his own hand's-breadth of conquered land.
And yet she was the innocent cause of all this torture, and he, gambling with such a savage thirst for gain as the most insatiable gambler never felt, had not one selfish thought!