Rap hoped that more than just his own word of power was triggering Thinal's acquisitive instincts.
In this case I chose the natural acquisitive instinct of man as opposed to blind chance and accident.
Historically, he says, built-in social brakes reined in our acquisitive instincts.
The acquisitive instinct is strong in me and I am not ashamed to be a possessive man.
I walked through the museum in a state of sudden, deep admiration for Henry Ford and his acquisitive instincts.
A sword-stick leapt to his mind, and his acquisitive instincts were sharpened at the thought.
The holdings of a museum are no better than the acquisitive instincts of its curators and donors.
"The form they have causes a severe itch in the acquisitive instinct."
Paul Wallraf had a wonderful eye, widely ranging tastes and the acquisitive instinct of a magpie.
Spring must stimulate human acquisitive instincts: It is a busy season for buying, whether at a flea market, shop, auction or show.