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.
The real roadblock to reform is church leaders' arrogant mentality of superiority over everyone and everything and their lust for power and control that motivates their naughtiness.
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.
Rather in the lust for power and privileges, they unleash injustices on them to appease the people in Delhi, the two Sikh leaders said.
Daniel Lyon: "Rape is a disgusting crime caused by a man's lust for power.
Synopsis: It is 1655, and King Dahon of the South African Hiandi tribe is a powerful leader with one flaw: an insatiable lust for power.
LOVE thy neighbour, thou must not kill, biblical sentiments so simple so clear Yet we live in a world consumed with hate and fear, Forgive your enemy turn the other cheek, beautiful sentiments beyond man's will as he constantly seeks out reasons to kill, Greed, hate, jealousy and lust for power are his means to a deadly end, when consumed by either no man has a friend yet somewhere deep in the heart of man There is a yearning for love and peace a philosophy prowfits have tried to teach, but to no avail for history tells us that man will always fail.
POPE Francis has issued a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they are supposed to be joyful men of God.
Summary: Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.
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.
Agha Syed Hassan AlMoosvi AlSafvi addressing a public gathering in Badgam said that the proIndia politicians had only lust for power and nothing could be expected from them for the welfare of Kashmiri people, reported.
It was disgusting to watch the blatant lust for power," said Raj during his speech at Yavatmal on Wednesday.
Apparently, the Lib Dems have a lust for power and so are unworthy of support, or so the current thinking goes.
Reign of Vampires' central premise is that the world is run by bloodsuckers, and humans are their raw material, to manipulate and control and - if you're one of the unlucky ones - feed off, in their lust for power.
Martin, it is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years and only the lust for power is eternal.