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a.1.Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thus, for example, in a passage (tellingly echoing the violence at the distant origin of Mansfield Park) introduced by the accusation that, despite the fact that "Christianity [the Sermon on the Mount] calls upon all men to renounce this world," "the most Mammonish part of this world--Europe and America--are owned by none but professed Christian nations, who glory in the owning, and seem to have some reason therefore," the narrator writes,
Blood bonding with the heathen harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael, the Presbyterian narrator, says: "I'll try a pagan friend since Christian kindness has proved but hollow courtesy." As the Pequod readies to launch (on Christmas day), the money-grubbing Bildad, the ship's owner, offers a mammonish benediction: "God bless ye, and have ye in His holy keeping, men.