hoggishness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hoggishness an excessive desire for food
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoggishness The character of being hoggish; brutishness; voracious greediness in eating; beastly filthiness; mean selfishness.
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Usage

In literature:

We fellers are only havin' a little fun with 'em for bein' so stuck-up and hoggish.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
The young of the cow-bird is disproportionately large and aggressive, one might say hoggish.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
Down below it was worse; sometimes "hoggishly mild," as Beck used to put it.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
The life we lead down there is hoggish.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
What Hoggish great Participles!
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
For those devils so talked of and feared are none else but hoggish jailors.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
I am hungry, but I am not hoggish.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
What disgusts me most of all is their being so well-fed, and that purely bovine, purely hoggish optimism of a full stomach.
"The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
Here is where the most moral town in Christendom discovers her native hoggishness.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
It's thirty parts hoggish self-sufficiency, and ten parts ignorance.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Or a thwarting hoggish nature Joined in as bad a feature?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
There may be some selfish brutes left with a good deal of hoggishness in their nature!
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
The young of the cowbird is disproportionately large and aggressive, one might say hoggish.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
I don't want to be hoggish with him.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
It's a pity to see a man in such a hoggish state!
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
But you know you're very hoggish, don't you.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
But it will require only the slightest exercise of magic to make the exterior conform to the hoggish disposition.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
One's a trophy but two's hoggishness.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The Master sent in another, with a hoggish grunt which spoke of the energy behind it.
"The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring" by Arthur Conan Doyle
They said he was "hoggish," and "too miserable to live.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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