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.
See also: lust, power
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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.
Their self-interest and lust for power seem in danger and they are fighting for their survival.
He said wife of Capt Safdar Maryam Nawaz and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are not aware of the real characteristics of Maulana Fazal-Ur-Rehman as he embellishes the mahafils of lust for power daily.
However, it is yet to be seen how he can overcome multifaceted crisis, which is the result of ruling elite's lust for power and flawed decisions over half a century.
However, greed and lust for power immediately threaten the thriving community.
Thoughts to guide us by (For March 2019) !-- -- Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo (The Philippine Star) - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am Anger, envy, greed and lust for power are the worst negative traits.
He said that unfortunately, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became the victim of dictator's lust for power but his judicial murder will remain a scar on our national horizon forever.
He observed 'Unfortunately, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became the victim of dictator's lust for power but his judicial murder will remain a scar on our national horizon forever.'
However, he says his hope for the future lies in voting out the Democratic majority in two years and electing "representatives who actually care about our great nation and not just lust for power."
'The approval of the third extension of martial law in Mindanao will only empower Duterte's never-ending lust for power and blood,' Suara Bangsamoro spokesperson Jerome Succor Aba said on Wednesday.
The plot of the play centres on a joke and its bizarre consequences, as well as the lust for power.
He accused the Gandhi family of breaking the INC -- built by the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders -- "in their lust for power", and how it subverted all democratic institutions including the constitution, the parliament, the elections, the judiciary and the media, "for the benefit of one family".
According to the opposition party, the confusion, backstabbing and vicious scheming in the APC is a tragic testimony of a party that has become politically decapitated by the evident dishonesty, greed, selfishness and lust for power by its incompetent leaders.
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.
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.