PROPERTY, n. Any material thing, having no particular value, that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others. The object of man's brief rapacity and long indifference. - Ambrose Bierce
Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind.
The cupidity centered on bank statements and shareholdings is more difficult to understand than the avarice of an Elizabethan trader. - Penelope Lively