It was a situation made to order for speculators and profiteers, and men were not lacking to take advantage of it.
The full tide of fury against those profiteering on government contracts had not yet risen, and Rhett’s words were taken merely as evidence of his own bad breeding.
The doctor’s letter was the first of a chorus of indignation that was beginning to be heard all over the South against speculators, profiteers and holders of government contracts.
But Captain Butler says he doesn’t know anything…… Dr. Meade says they ought to hang him anyhow, only hanging is too good for a thief and a profiteer— Dear, you look so oddly!
His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
It’s just the kind of house a profiteer would build.
Shouldering the shell-pitted houses patched with bits of old lumber and smoke-blackened bricks, the fine homes of the Carpetbaggers and war profiteers were rising, with mansard roofs, gables and turrets, stained-glass windows and wide lawns.
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OSKAR SCHINDLER HAS BEEN CALLED MANY names: scoundrel, womanizer, war profiteer, drunk.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
What must a nation like Germany do when—deprived of the colonies which might have served as its own Straits Settlements, divested of the equivalent of its own Sumatra, its own Borneo—it faces a hostile world rimmed about at the edge by international pirates and profiteers?