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  • When we gaze at the magnificence of an ancient monument and ascribe its achievement to one man, we are guilty of spiritual embezzlement.
  • Two of the owners had been cleaned out in the stock market; a third got his funds attached by a lawsuit over an inheritance disputed by someone; a fourth embezzled somebody else’s shares.
  • If the terminology of our criminal law could be applied to the realm of art, we would have to say that what Mr. Roark delivered constitutes the equivalent of spiritual embezzlement.

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  • Embezzlement.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • One elderly lady had barely got her walker through the door before it spread like wildfire that she had embezzled big money from her synagogue.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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