Insatiableness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insatiableness Greediness of appetite that can not be satisfied or appeased; insatiability. "The eye of the covetous hath a more particular insatiableness ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • n insatiableness Insatiability; unappeasable craving or greed.
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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
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    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

Your desire is insatiate, mine is satisfied.
"Seekers after God" by Frederic William Farrar
His ambition was insatiable, and as a result he practiced all conceivable pursuits, even the most trivial.
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
So great was their avidity to bring us to punishment, so insatiable their thirst for drinking our blood.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
But to Philammon had come an insatiable craving to know the mysteries of learning, to see the great roaring world of men.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Have I not been employed from my infancy in gratifying an insatiable curiosity?
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
I stayed but two months with my wife and family, for my insatiable desire of seeing foreign countries would suffer me to stay no longer.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
About himself he would say nought, but he had an insatiable desire to give cause for talking thereof.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
As I was really in a state of delirium, with high fever, I had an insatiable thirst.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
Whole Nations crowd around with joyful Cries, And view the Heroe with insatiate Eyes.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The Apaches, who had probably made their cruel journey without flasks, seemed for the moment insatiable and utterly reckless.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
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In poetry:

There worms insatiate ever prey
On conscious sinners, night and day —
A sort of worms, that never die,
But gnaw to all eternity!
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
You thrill as his pulses dwindle,
You brighten and warm as he bleeds,
With insatiable eyes that kindle
And insatiable mouth that feeds.
"Satia te Sanguine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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
Baffled surprise and bold escape,
Endurance long, at last are o'er;
The Monster's jaws insatiate gape,
Whose cry for blood is ever “More!”
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
III. An urchin wilder than the rest
Tript in many a mazy ringlet,
The luscious grape insatiate prest,
And shook fresh odours from his winglet.
"Cupid Tipsy" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

IF cookbooks are anything to go by, Americans are almost insatiably curious about the foods and food ways of other parts of the world.
The Paris couture shows are a magnet for celebrities as designers increase their luxury offerings to insatiable markets.
Photo by Jack GouldThe longest-running feud in Orange County has pitted the insatiable Irvine Co. And its associates against Larry Agran, the city of Irvine's veteran progressive politician.
Today's youngsters grow up primed to pose for the insatiable lenses of smartphones, but Ms Touchette tapped a richer vein.
Forty-five-year-old Frances Fitzgibbons has gone from sweet-tempered loan officer to insatiable force of nature almost overnight.
As someone with an insatiable sweet tooth, I try not to bake cakes or brownies unless I have a plan for sharing them with others.
Will it be the post-Castro power vaccum, the trade embargo, or the Cuban people's insatiable yearning for a good box of chocolate.
Are our insatiable media appetites good for us.
Long Islanders' appetite for wireless connectivity is insatiable.
Only God can satisfy human insatiability .
Some people say that we human beings are cursed by being insatiable, which means we never get enough of, well, anything.
Beer drinkers have an insatiable thirst for craft brews.
The 'Global Catch' In Our Insatiable Taste For Sushi.
Troubling Our Insatiable Intervention Instinct.
Even California Shows Halo With Insatiable Demand: Muni.
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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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