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fraudulent
used in David Copperfield

9 uses
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Definition intentional deception — usually for financial gain or ego
  • But if any fraud or treachery is practising against him, I hope that simple love and truth will be strong in the end.
    Chapters 34-36 (44% in)
  • Villainy is the matter; baseness is the matter; deception, fraud, conspiracy, are the matter; and the name of the whole atrocious mass is — HEEP!'
    Chapters 49-51 (26% in)
  • 'The old ass has drunk himself into a state of dotage,' said Uriah, turning uglier than before, 'and it has been got from him by fraud!'
    Chapters 52-54 (18% in)
  • 'Something has been got from him by fraud, I know,' returned Traddles quietly; 'and so do you, Mr. Heep.
    Chapters 52-54 (18% in)
  • ...into imprudent and ill-judged speculations, and may not have had the money, for which he was morally and legally responsible, in hand; going on with pretended borrowings of money at enormous interest, really coming from — HEEP — and by — HEEP — fraudulently obtained or withheld from Mr. W. himself, on pretence of such speculations or otherwise; perpetuated by a miscellaneous catalogue of unscrupulous chicaneries — gradually thickened, until the unhappy Mr. W. could see no world beyond.
    Chapters 52-54 (37% in)
  • Mr. Wickfield, being so weak and helpless in his hands as to pay you, afterwards, several sums of interest on a pretended principal which he knew did not exist, made himself, unhappily, a party to the fraud.'
    Chapters 52-54 (86% in)
  • 'A fraud on the Bank of England?'
    Chapters 61-62 (54% in)
  • Fraud, forgery, and conspiracy.
    Chapters 61-62 (54% in)
  • I could not discover whether my aunt, in her last short conversation with me, had fallen on a pious fraud, or had really mistaken the state of my mind.
    Chapters 61-62 (97% in)

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