• WordNet 3.6
    • adv greedily in a greedy manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Greedily In a greedy manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • greedily In a greedy manner; with reference to food, voraciously; ravenously; with a coarse exhibition of appetite: as, to eat or swallow greedily.
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”


In literature:

Thou must be footsore, he said, giving the milk to the stranger, who drank it greedily.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
No one knows how greedily every post in the gift of authority is sought after in Paris.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
She gave him of her best thought, and he greedily absorbed it and unconsciously wrote it down as his own.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I leaned back while he mixed a glass with seltzer and drank it greedily.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 87, March, 1875" by Various
The fire had leaped the cleared path and was greedily eating in all directions through the short, pitchy growth of tarweed.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Sometimes it was dangerous to go after souvenirs too greedily.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
There was half a bottle of thin wine remaining from his last meal, and he drank it greedily.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
His eyes shone greedily.
"Happy Jack" by Thornton Burgess
Hinton devoured the books greedily.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Two sharks caught on the 31st afforded them a very acceptable entertainment, and were greedily devoured.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr

In poetry:

C was a cool Chimpanzee,
Who went to an afternoon tea.
When they said, "Will you take
A caraway cake?"
He greedily took twenty-three!
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
O why were stars so set in Heaven
To desire greedily as gluttons do;
Or children trinkets — May death make even
So rough an evil as we go through.
"Drachms + Scruples" by Ivor Gurney
Not wishing to disturb their dance
I softly slipped under the chemises’ knees,
and when any of them fell
I greedily inhaled it through my teeth
and bit its breast.
"Dance of Girls' Chemesis" by Jaroslav Seifert
Below them 'tis death rushes greedily in;
But their signal unheeded is waving,
For the shouts by their billow-toss'd consort unheard
Are lost in the tempest's wild raving.
"The Wreck Of The Admiral" by Francis Turner Palgrave
sistent rage? Now my lamp
is about to die; the wick
greedily sucks the last drop of oil.
Is my life like smoke lick-
ing the oil? Will death's cave uncoil
before me black, damp?
"The Last Day Of The Year (New Year's Eve)" by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
And she brought out oaten cakes, sweet milk, and cheese,
Which the soldiers devoured greedily at their ease,
And of which they made a hearty meal,
But, for such kind treatment, ungrateful they did feel.
"The Nithsdale Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Dollar hoarding and currency speculation are so rampant that citizens were asked to stop "greedily pursuing private interests".
Greedily plotting to devour your free time .
For years, higher wealth counties have greedily consumed resources that were intended to be used statewide.

In science:

In the previous section we showed how a query region can be greedily mapped onto hierarchy cells, so that the minimum number of cells are used to cover the region.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
We therefore can greedily construct the desired t induced copies of C5 , and conclude that G is ǫ/25-far from being induced C5 -free.
Testing perfection is hard
Construct greedily a set G of green edges which satisfy the hypothesis of Lemma 6.
Parameterizations of Test Cover with Bounded Test Sizes
To establish the right inequality, note that by construction V hg (0, s) is the value function of a policy, call it πhg , that chooses one action greedily at each level of the MAXQ graph (recursively), and then follows π thereafter.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
The approach we have taken is to implement MAXQ-Q in such a way that we can specify a number of primitive actions L that can be taken hierarchically before the hierarchical execution is “interrupted” and control returns to the top level (where a new action can be chosen greedily).
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition