Insatiateness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insatiateness The state of being insatiate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • n insatiateness The state or quality of being insatiate or insatiable.
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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
    Doug%20Horton
    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

Martie, insatiable on this particular topic, sometimes questioned Pauline.
"Martie the Unconquered" by Kathleen Norris
At this period an insatiate appetite is accompanied by a fastidious palate.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
Her eagerness for news of our doings was insatiable.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
Mr. Romfrey considered him to be insatiable for service.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
The shaking of her gown and the snarl in the undergrowl sounded insatiate.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
It does not pall on them; they are insatiate.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
The same strange and wide, perhaps insatiable child-like curiosity was in her eyes as she watched him.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
The truth is, the whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak vengeance upon South Carolina.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
He died at an early age, the victim of an insatiable and consuming desire for drink.
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
Now Sarah has sworn, in her insatiate cupidity, that she will have these two millions also.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
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In poetry:

Is it a type, since Nature's Lyre
Vibrates to every note in man,
Of that insatiable desire,
Meant to be so since life began?
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell

Insatiate death! How vast is thy domain!
What desolating horrors swell thy train!
Famine, and war, and pestilence combine!
While still to point the barbed shaft is thine!
"Lines" by Judith Sargent Murray
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
--Insatiate fiend! could nought allay
The rebel rage 'gainst regal sway!--
Not Flodden-Field, whase fatal day
Brought drool and care,
Whan Scotland's Flowers were wed away,
To bloom nae mair.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
Hot are enamored hands, the fragrant zone unbound,
To leave no dear delight unfelt, unfondled o'er,
The will possessed my heart to girdle Earth around
With their insatiate need to wonder and adore.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger

In news:

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.
Better stay alert and guard your innards Saturday when a shambling, insatiable horde of the living dead descends on the Dome District for the 2012 Tacoma Zombpocalypse.
Robert LeBlanc's insatiable desire to see the world meant he would not even have embarked on one trip when he would already be sketching out the next.
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.
Troubling Our Insatiable Intervention Instinct .
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 .
While we have an insatiable craving for things, the good news is that we have another kind of desire-a desire for the true well-being of ourselves and others.
They're ripping the tops off mountains in West Virginia coal country to feed our insatiable appetite for power.
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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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