To better see all uses of the word
black market
Atlas Shrugged
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
black market
Used In
Atlas Shrugged
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • He’s done much more and much worse than your little fling at the black market, but he’s smart enough to keep himself out of courtrooms.
  • They’re profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
  • That People’s State has been hinting about it on the black market for a long time.
  • But the bookkeeping is in such a snarl that I’m smuggling a few thousand tons into the black market every week.
  • …making a stand against enemies whose actions might appear somewhat shabby in the eyes of the public-where you won’t be a hero, but a common criminal, a greedy industrialist who’s cheated the law for a plain motive of profit, a racketeer of the black market who’s broken the national regulations designed to protect the public welfare-a hero without glory and without public, who’ll accomplish no more than about half a column of newsprint somewhere on page five-now would you still care to…
  • "Well, no," people said in drawing rooms, "you mustn’t call it a black market, because it isn’t, really.

  • There are no more uses of "black market" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • If this were possible, imagine the black market in peculiar souls that might spring up among the wealthy and unscrupulous.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Graham had strong-armed most people into handing over any packs they’d salvaged and had supposedly put an Arcadian named Asher in charge of distributing them, but there was already a fledgling black market; people were trading nutrition packs for blankets and taking on extra water shifts in exchange for reserved spots inside the crowded tents.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading