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OSKAR SCHINDLER HAS BEEN CALLED MANY names: scoundrel, womanizer, war profiteer, drunk.
Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  someone who makes excessive profit — especially on goods in short supply
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Strongly Associated with:   privateer
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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?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They are also yelling that the coal operators are profiteering on the oil shortage.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He and all the profiteers who’ve since walked out on Africa as a husband quits a wife, leaving her with her naked body curled around the emptied-out mine of her womb.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • To the sound of popping champagne corks, tarts with gaudy make-up offered their services to war profiteers seated at laden tables.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • It was a situation made to order for speculators and profiteers, and men were not lacking to take advantage of it.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A wholesale company or something is contracted to feed them and there’s profiteering.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Always a world only for politicians, profiteers, waiters and pleasure-seekers, and not a breath of air for men?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Yet there is concrete evidence that he has undertaken profitable executions for such extremist radical groups as the PLO and Baader-Meinhof, both as teacher and profiteer.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The scarcities, inflation, taxes, and profiteering, the incessant worries and enmities of war, were all ever-present.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • But black market profiteers had filled [37] entire warehouses with staples like flour, coffee, sugar, and delicious smoked meats.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Sometimes the children of this man, who is invariably hated by the whole district as a profiteer and an alien, are playing among the vegetables because the living quarters are just behind the shop.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Probably those Scottish veterans, since they were finding it necessary to hang some veterans, decided that, if they had to do this, they weren’t going to let any "bleedin’, profiteering, black-market, double-time-for-overtime, army-dodging, unprintable" civilians have any say about it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • And if in the end I decide to take The gift that the father wishes to make, It is only, I swear, because I fear That it could be left to a false profiteer, Or that it could be shared by those who would Use it to do evil rather than good, And who would not use it, as I’m sure I can, For the glory of God and one’s fellow man.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Profiteers were taking a hand and purveying at enormous prices essential foodstuffs not available in the shops.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • You’re some skipper of profiteers,
    roving the high seas in his scudding craft,
    reckoning up his freight with a keen eye out
    for home-cargo, grabbing the gold he can!
    You’re no athlete.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It’s too bad about those profiteers on Rearden Metal.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They’re profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • 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!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It’s just the kind of house a profiteer would build.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It was then, while in prison, that Reynolds, in an effort to ease his case, got word to three Republican members of Congress, including Senator James Monroe, that Hamilton was not only an adulterer, but, as Secretary of the Treasury, secretly profiteering with government funds.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It does not matter who then becomes the profiteer on his renounced glory and tormented soul, a mystic God with some incomprehensible design or any passer-by whose rotting sores are held as some inexplicable claim upon him-it does not matter, the good is not for him to understand, his duty is to crawl through years of penance, atoning for the guilt of his existence to any stray collector of unintelligible debts, his only concept of a value is a zero: the good is that which is non-man.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Just look at my balance sheet-and then look at the books of a certain competitor of mine, who’s got all the customers, all the raw materials, all the technical advantages and a monopoly on secret formulas-then tell me who’s the profiteer! …. But, of course, the public does need railroads, and perhaps I could manage to absorb a certain raise in rates, if I were to get-it’s just a thought-if I were to get a subsidy to carry me over the next year or two, until I catch my stride and-"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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