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defraud
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • They’re saying that I am an unscrupulous cheat who has defrauded them.
  • They’re profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
  • I’m not going to defraud the grocer by pretending that I own those millions.
  • You fear the man who has a dollar less than you, that dollar is rightfully his, he makes you feel like a moral defrauder.
  • You hate the man who has a dollar more than you, that dollar is rightfully yours, he makes you feel that you are morally defrauded.
  • …money into unknown hands in exchange for unsupported promises, into unsigned, unrecorded loans to dummy owners of failing minesmoney handed and taken furtively, as an exchange between criminals, in anonymous cash; money poured into unenforceable contracts-both parties knowing that in case of fraud, the defrauded was to be punished, not the defrauder-but poured that a stream of ore might continue flowing into furnaces, that the furnaces might continue to pour a stream of white metal.
  • …money into unknown hands in exchange for unsupported promises, into unsigned, unrecorded loans to dummy owners of failing minesmoney handed and taken furtively, as an exchange between criminals, in anonymous cash; money poured into unenforceable contracts-both parties knowing that in case of fraud, the defrauded was to be punished, not the defrauder-but poured that a stream of ore might continue flowing into furnaces, that the furnaces might continue to pour a stream of white metal.
  • …your contempt from men’s vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit-and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish men for their virtues and…

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  • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
  • She was charged with conspiring to defraud her employer.

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