[ US /məˈtɪɹiəˌɫɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /mətˈi‍əɹɪəlˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
  2. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
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How To Use materialism In A Sentence

  • What had touched the world's hearts was the ethereal immaterialism of their secluded world and something primal in the music they sang.
  • In 1709 he issued An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, followed in the next year by The Principles of Human Knowledge, the main exposition of his immaterialism.
  • He sees an increasing number of Saudis who are whipsawed between a new materialism and traditional values.
  • Because of the emphasis on materialism and individualism, businesses concentrated on ‘shareholder value’ rather than customers or employees.
  • I am not saying I am some kind of saint who in satisfied with living simply, ignoring the siren song of materialism. (No) Money Changes Everything | Her Bad Mother
  • State-of-the-art production and Gilmour's note-perfect playing collided with bassist Roger Waters's grim lyrical vision, which fretted about materialism and age creeping up on you.
  • The overwhelming impression of Soul is of a science in retreat, forced to admit the inadequacy of its materialism.
  • My problem with the cardinal’s statements is that he is taking this idea of materialism and laying it squarely on Darwin’s shoulders, essentially saying that evolution and materialism are equivalent: “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony” Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row - The Panda's Thumb
  • They were accused of materialism, wanting designer clothes instead of babies.
  • As the disease of greed and materialism spreads in our minds, so do the physical diseases, as our bodies struggle to eliminate the toxicity from the cocktail of chemicals consumed every day.
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