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bilk


I am not used to being bilked.
Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  cheat somebody out of what is due — especially money
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  • I am not used to being bilked.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • —and mind you, keep you ON wailing, and abate not till we bilk him of his penny, else shall you rue it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • You larn that go off of they there Frenchy bilks?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "I promise you," answered Nightingale, "I don’t intend to bilk my lodgings; but I have a private reason for not taking a formal leave."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones

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  • He couldn’t urge any man to inform against him - that would be tempting him to sin - but at the same time if there was an informer here, there was no reason why the wretched creature should be bilked of his reward.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Short cons for the most part, bilking foolish marks and making a reasonable living.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • They’ll make a secret of it now to prove they’ve not been bilked.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • They misrepresented potential risks, accepted large fees up front, and bilked millions of dollars from small investors.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He bilked his creditors
  • "I promise you," answered Nightingale, "I don’t intend to bilk my lodgings; but I have a private reason for not taking a formal leave."
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bilk [8]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Business, Personal Finance, Law
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