lust for power

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lust for power

Intense, insatiable desire to attain power and control. My brother's lust for power in our company has created some deep and bitter divisions between him and the rest of the family.
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Here was a man, neither bitter nor cynical, who laughed at the city-dwellers and called them lunatics; a man who did not care for money, and in whom the lust for power had long since died.
Humans are capable of being equally irrational and rational, with fascism representing the political cultivation of their worst irrational sentiments: resentment, hatred, xenophobia, lust for power, and fear.
Lashing at Mehbooba Mufti for her obstinate and scarring statement, Gilani expressed anguish and said that lust for power turns these politicians as opportunistic, and they don't even feel ashamed of their false statements, deceit and deception.
Macbeth, Olivier Theatre, National, London (Feb 26 - May 12) This much anticipated production stars Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as the ambitious aristocrats whose lust for power leads them to carnage.
She said Imran's lust for power has put the country at stake.
Download Aridi from Ain Teeneh: For a State capable of facing challenges away from sectarian calculations and lust for power NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, met Friday with MP Ghazi Aridi at Ain el-Teeneh, who called on emerging for "a State that is capable of facing all challenges away from narrow sectarian calculations and desire for power.
Yes, it can make the viewer uncomfortable, but it's in this state of being that we are then exposed to the political machinations that make each house and family turn, the motivations for why each character behaves the way he or she does, the lies they'd tell to protect people they love, and how the lust for power can make them do the unspeakable.
We are sure to expose the lust for power that Mamata Banerjee has in her.
Cllr Huws said: "One of the major reasons that Anglesey council has had such a bad reputation in the past is because of the wheeling and dealing that has been done by different groups in their lust for power.
Politics is a dirty game, but in his lust for power Trump takes advantage of a lack of talent in the Republican race by stoking fears and prejudices, attacking ethnicity, religion and gender to enflame a usually tolerant U.
Based on the writings of Wang Dulu, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny" by Justin Hill is another deftly crafted novel featuring a life-altering quest, another struggle between honor and lust for power, an yet another generation of warriors forging alliances and enmities.
For the Eucharist here happily dwells Encapsulated in the dulcet knells Of cathedral bells, oh, cathedral bells Proclaiming we Scousers aren't shackled to hells Enshrined in evil, as the Devil foretells Via social media's harmful ravels Or, wickedness haunting our telephone cells: For Christ is embalmed in Gabriel's gels Negating the lure of Satan and quells His lust for power which poisons wells By corrupting souls into infidels.
He said Erdoy-an and those in government have gotten so caught up in their lust for power that they are no longer capable of running the country.
He said that repeated and meaningless strikes are depriving the poor of their means of livelihood while the labourers and daily wagers are on the verge of starvation but some politicians in their lust for power have no concern with the wellbeing of workers and the common man.
In their unabashed lust for power, they have completely ignored the issues of the concerned sport and sportspersons.