(1) Starring Eric Idle as a director, it portrays everyone in Hollywood as either effete New Agers or venal bullies.(2) That said, of course there are many self serving, venal politicians.(3) How can the parties expect voter loyalty if they consistently assume voters are just venal and self interested?(4) What damages teenagers is an adult world which caricatures them as vain, promiscuous, stupid and venal .(5) The political institution and party to which he has devoted a political career spanning half a century are utterly venal .(6) The National candidate is portrayed as a venal , cynical and arrogant.(7) In hindsight, we know that much of the prosperity was a bubble fueled by venal corporate criminals.(8) On my scale of morality, the selling of charlie to City high-flyers and celebrities is at worst venal , and possibly not immoral at all.(9) Leaders have offered the people little but venal , corrupt governance for decades.(10) Ambition for power and other venal motivations are built into the structure of democracy.(11) As boring meeting after boring meeting takes place, we are supposed to care about these venal , self-absorbed egomaniacs.(12) She is many things - venal , arrogant, authoritarian, ruthless - but she is no dummy.(13) The emotional depth of the cast, whether it's Graham or one of his venal bosses, lends a dramatic weight to the story.(14) Those visionaries passed and were replaced by venal men who don't care for independence or sovereignty and who want to sell the country to the US.(15) He regarded publishers, agents and reviewers as stupid and venal .(16) But politicians are expected to be venal and self-serving if given the chance.