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Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.

av′a·ri′cious·ly adv.
av′a·ri′cious·ness n.
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Adv.1.avariciously - in a greedy manneravariciously - in a greedy manner      
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One day Tom was in the act of dosing the crack when his aunt's yellow cat came along, purring, ey- ing the teaspoon avariciously, and begging for a taste.
Their heads were bent forward, they were animated by a suppressed eagerness, their eyes flashed avariciously.
He clutched it avariciously, looked at it as a miser looks at gold, and thrust it into his shirt bosom.
The pseudonymous Centinel suggested that the Constitution was a plot by the "wealthy and ambitious." By gaining the "concurrence of the two men in whom America has the highest confidence"--namely, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin--they could complete their "long meditated schemes of power and aggrandizement." (8) Federal Farmer named Robert Morris, the wealthy financier of the revolution who "avariciously grasp [ed] at all power and property" because he disliked "free and equal government" and wished "to change, essentially, the form of government in this country." (9) In the populist mindset, popular government is often under threat from a cabal of the wealthy few, who have in mind the corruption of the link between representative and citizen.
The right-wing media avariciously exploits public fears about immigration, selling newspapers with thinly veiled scare stories demonizing Syrian refugees.
'Already at the tail-end of numerous false allegations by this individual who had benefitted avariciously from our family, my being accused of imagined transgressions violates the accepted rules on impartiality, which is what the Party has always fought for,' he said.
If elected, Trump would avariciously wield the scepter of totalitarianism.
Balochistan - the mineral-rich and strategically-located province - is very much in the rivaling international eyes, with world powers and regional countries eyeing it avariciously to push it into their own orbits of influence and domination.