money-ridden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

money +‎ ridden

Adjective[edit]

money-ridden (comparative more money-ridden, superlative most money-ridden)

  1. Dominated or driven by money.
    • 1912, Stephen Leacock, “The Great Election” in Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, London: John Lane, p. 219,[1]
      Missinaba County [] is a regular hive of politics, and not the miserable, crooked, money-ridden politics of the cities, but the straight, real old-fashioned thing that is an honour to the country side.
    • 1958, Anthony West, “George Orwell” in Principles and Persuasions: The Literary Essays of Anthony West, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, p. 150,[2]
      Taken at face value, [the novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying] describes a man’s fight to be a poet and a free spirit in a money-ridden society.
    • 2008, “The Hands That Feed Them,” New York Times, 20 August, 2008,[3]
      The candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, have been presenting themselves as dedicated reformers of the money-ridden political process — just not for the weeks of freebie conventioneering.