Sentence Examples


  • Dryden, while compelled to honour him as an upright judge, overwhelmed his memory with scathing, if venal, satire; and Dryden's satire has been accepted as truth by later historians.
  • His zeal for the total and correct application of the Sharia and his impatience with unjust and venal scholars is thus understandable.
  • It takes a long time to catch up with venal French politicians, not least because of the privacy laws.
  • His target: a venal provincial governor by the name of Gaius Verres.
  • Gordon Brown, meanwhile, will inherit the electoral equivalent of Enron share certificates, out-smarted by a more venal, less principled operator.

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