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materialism

Philosophy
The philosophical theory that nothing exists in the universe but matter and energy.

Psychology
A personal preoccupation with material things and comforts, to the exclusion of intellectual, spiritual and cultural pursuits.
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And despite their shared materialism, materialistic couples' relationships were in poorer shape than couples who were mismatched materialistically, with just one materialist in the marriage.
Those who suffer from time pressures and think materialistically and/or purchase compulsively feel less happy compared with their adolescent counterparts.
This impossibility of reading hunger either purely spiritually or interpreting the revolution exclusively materialistically thus manifests itself in a constant interplay between literal and figurative speech; exemplarily, the following above-mentioned: "Fatten the peasants and the revolution gets apoplexy.
Morality is Materialistically and Fantastically Rewarded Non-Commensurate to the Action, with Virtue Seldom its Own Reward
We may not have had much materialistically at that time, but we have all more than made up for it now with guidance, morals and most of all love for each other.
or the rationalistically and materialistically negative one, where "mystic" is synonym of "irrational.
On "Power," West, aka "the abomination of Obama's nation," envisions himself as a misunderstood, materialistically saddled superhero in need of his own theme music.
Education is for development; materialistically, idealistically, individually or collectively.
Can the United States afford to sustain a policy that encourages homeowners to act materialistically and puts the financial system at risk?
They ended up with trail bikes, cars and motorcycles, and a pretty good system of values both spiritually and materialistically.
They even reflected their fascination materialistically, in the form of temples, which marked the passing of time (11).