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rich beyond the dream of avarice

Wealthy beyond imagination. “Avarice” means “greedy,” so to be rich beyond the dream of avarice is to have more money than even a Scrooge McDuck or Charles Montgomery Burns nocturnal fantasy. The phrase can be traced back to two 18th-century writers, the redoubtable Samuel Johnson and the lesser-known Edward Moore.
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The Tenth Commandment forbids avarice arising from a passion of riches and their attendant power.
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Where religious jihad has failed, greed and avarice have succeeded.