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uh kwi zuh tiv

  • a  eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
    an acquisitive mind
    an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied

  • In the economic downturn, Arnault reined in his acquisitive urges.
  • For guys at an online auction, it's not just the getting that counts, it's the crushing of another bidder's acquisitive spirit.
  • Awash in surplus oil profits, Iran is swiftly becoming the world's most acquisitive power.

  • Kate Silverton in MarketWatch (press release)
    On behalf of the voting panel, Kate Silverton, BBC News anchor and Awards presenter, said: "QIAGEN has been highly acquisitive during the past 18 months, but it's most important deal was the September 2009 acquisition of DxS Ltd. With this...
  • Barry Diller in Reuters
    We're raising the bar about what's going to get through in terms of acquisitive because we're absolutely convinced that now is the time to be patient,said Diller, speaking at a Citi Investment conference in Arizona. "Prices have not yet...
  • Vernon Coaker in Metro
    Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said today: "We are committed to tackling drug use through education, enforcement and treatment. Our strategy is effective: record sums invested in tackling drugs have helped to cut acquisitive crime, which is...

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