Insatiability

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insatiability The state or quality of being insatiable; insatiableness. "Eagerness for increase of possession deluges the soul, and we sink into the gulfs of insatiability ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • n insatiability The state of being insatiable; unappeasable desire or craving; insatiableness.
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.”
  • Doug Horton
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    “First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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    “America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.”
  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing.”
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
    “The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.”
  • Albert Camus
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    “The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. insatiabilitas,; cf. F. insatiabilite,

Usage

In literature:

Voluptuousness is as insatiable as covetousness.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
It is hungry, insatiable, impenetrable.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
Buster Jack had suffered a regurgitation of the old driving and insatiate temper, and there was gloom in the house of Belllounds.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
An almost mineral quality, an insatiable activity of body, great mental simplicity.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Grace Ford was a graceful, tall, pretty girl with a decided and insatiable fondness for chocolate candy.
"The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House" by Laura Lee Hope
Touat was the center of conspiracies, of razzias, of defections, and at the same time, the depot of supply for the insatiable nomads.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
There was something so insatiable in each angry mother's eyes.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
Down, down he was drawn into that insatiable maw.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
We threaten no world aggressions, we are satiated where he was insatiable.
"When William Came" by Saki
This appetite is as capricious as it is insatiable.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
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In poetry:

Wilt thou respect no dignity?
Must nobles and the peasantry
Be subject to thy great command?
Insatiate, cease to scourge the land!
"On Death" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
For at the base of every mountain,
Where southward-moving birds repose,
In every grove, at every fountain,
Lurk merciless, insatiate foes.
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard
Within thee, many-sided, that shall make
Insatiable delight,
Still pointing to fair paths which thou shalt take
With panting zeal and might.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
A monkey is weaving
a thread of insatiable lusts
on the margins of morning:
he topples a pollen-fall,
startles the violet-flight
of the butterfly, wings on the Muzo.
"Some Beasts" by Pablo Neruda
A gaunt and relentless wolf, possessed
Of a quite insatiable thirst,
Once paused at a stream to drink and rest,
And found that, bound on a similar quest,
A lamb had arrived there first.
"The Inhuman Wolf And The Lamb Sans Gene" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Those locks, too soon, shall own a silv'ry ray,
Those radiant orbs their magic fires forego;
Insatiate TIME shall steal those tints away,
Warp thy fine form, and bend thy beauties low:
"Sonnet. Inscribed to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Then you know the market for it seems insatiable, no matter how stratospheric your menu price might be.
But in a couple of Burlco towns, the pest's insatiable appetites damaged acres of trees.
She was there in 1973 to see "The Poseidon Adventure," a mega-hit that helped feed that decade's insatiable appetite for disaster movies.
NO organ is more promiscuous than the eye, and no appetite more insatiable than the hunger to look.
George Verstraete shares his insatiable appetite for collecting and preserving Oklahoma photos.
A Critic, Insatiable and Dismissed.
Germantown Mom Has an Insatiable Appetite for Competition.
They have populated our nightmares with their insatiable hunger for living human brain tissue for quite some time now.
History's greatest monsters all have something in common – beyond their insatiable appetites for human blood.
Ryan, 95, a volunteer and traveler with an insatiable spirit of adventure, died following a series of strokes Friday, Dec 7, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Havertown.
An insatiable love affair with L.A. Bornand- bred Norma Jean Baker, better known as the iconic Marilyn Monroe .
They're ripping the tops off mountains in West Virginia coal country to feed our insatiable appetite for power.
For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will.
Despite the fact that he spends his days sweating it out behind the wheel, Johnson's love of a fine set of wheels is apparently insatiable.
Some people are characterized for their insatiable wit.
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In science:

Whilst he may not have been quite the equal of the great astronomy author of the time, Sir Robert Ball, Gore‘s books helped to feed the insatiable public appetite that existed at the time for knowledge about developments in science.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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