insatiate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj insatiate impossible to satisfy "an insatiate appetite","an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore","his passion for work was unsatiable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • a Insatiate Insatiable; as, insatiate thirst. "The insatiate greediness of his desires.""And still insatiate , thirsting still for blood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • insatiate Not to be satisfied or sated; insatiable: as, insatiate greed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Insatiate in-sā′shi-āt that cannot be satiated or satisfied
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “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
    Anne%20Morrow%20Lindbergh
    “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
    Albert%20Camus
    “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. insatiatus,

Usage

In literature:

The truth is, the whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak vengeance upon South Carolina.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. II., Part 4" by William T. Sherman
As is always the case when such payments are made, the insatiable love of money grew by what it fed on.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
An insatiable curiosity was his strongest point, save one.
"Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Neither age nor sex afforded any exemption from his insatiable thirst for blood.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Her love of admiration had developed into an insatiable passion.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
Like Midas in the fable, who from his insatiable wish had everything he touched turned into gold.
"Politics" by Aristotle
To hold in subjection all the raging passions, all the insatiable desires in this fathomless ocean!
"Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Thus has he dug his own untimely grave, Who sought insatiably to grasp at all.
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
No people in the world have such insatiate eyes as the Parisians.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
My childhood was unremarkable save that I was possessed by an insatiable appetite.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
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In poetry:

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
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
Yea, where the banquet-hall is brilliant with young men,
You whose bright youth it might have thrilled my breast to know,
Drink . . . and perhaps my lips, insatiate even then
Of lips to hang upon, may find their loved ones so.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger

In news:

An Insatiable Appetite for Pay and Benefits Cuts.
Traveling insatiably , changed by each trip.
There must be capsaicin in my DNA because I have an insatiable addiction to spicy foods.
Our (the US) insatiable appetite for narcotics is the engine that finances the Drug barons and drives the entire Mexican crisis.
Society's insatiable appetite for communication has brought Bloomington's 812 area code to a foreseeable end, which is why the telecommunications industry is now planni.
We may not like coal, but given the insatiable demand for electricity, it will be powering the global economy for decades to come.
There is an insatiable demand for all things Union Jack.
Even the man with a log cabin village is impressed with the insatiable wood pile appetite of Heritage Farm's latest attraction.
At one stage it appeared the United States' appetite for F1 was insatiable.
Then you know the market for it seems insatiable, no matter how stratospheric your menu price might be.
The Insatiate Countess toys with her subjects.
The insatiable globe-roamer and his wife, Anne, take a beach-and-sun breather in French Basque country.
The Drive for Five is in overdrive now around the Giants, an insatiable hunger and unquenchable thirst for an historic repeat and One for the Thumb, a prestigious fifth Super Bowl ring.
The Insatiable Insomniacs review Twisted Spoke , 501 North Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642, 312 666-1500.
Insatiable Wife (Teacher) Sent to Jail for Group Sex.
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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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