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inside information
as in:  bought with inside information


He was convicted of trading on inside information.
  material information pertaining to a corporation’s affairs that have not yet been made public
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It is illegal to trade securities while benefiting from insider information.
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  • He was convicted of trading on inside information.
  • "You know, it really isn’t fair that you all get insider information and we don’t," Will says, glaring at Uriah.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • "Like he had inside information," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • He has something to offer, maybe inside information on black-market goods or the name of a telephone operator with unauthorized (therefore cheap) access to long distance.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Whether the Church now has inside information that an exact date is looming, or whether they are just getting nervous on account of astrological prophecy, I don’t know.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He claimed to have inside information, owing to his mother’s high-ranking position as a guidance counselor.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Obviously, someone is giving you a lot of inside information.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They usually avoided Vigil talk although Kevin often had inside information about assignments and stuff and he often fed it to Danny in bits and pieces, finding it hard not to show off a bit.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • One harassed man, made crafty by desperation, told the mother that he had inside information that the military bands led the soldiers into action and invariably were the first ones killed.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And there was Dirk Cresswell in the year after her too — now Head of the Goblin Liaison Office, of course — another Muggle-born, a very gifted student, and still gives me excellent inside information on the goings-on at Gringotts!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  • From inside information extending over a series of years Mr Bloom was rather inclined to poohpooh the suggestion as egregious balderdash for, pending that consummation devoutly to be or not to be wished for, he was fully cognisant of the fact that their neighbours across the channel, unless they were much bigger fools than he took them for, rather concealed their strength than the opposite.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had received the inside information he needed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Did he have inside information on the battle at Singh In in the mountains?
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • She always wants inside information, and I can’t give it up.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • He had inside information.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I have inside information.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Instead of futilely attacking the Klan from the outside, what if he could somehow unleash all the secret inside information that John Brown was gathering from the Klan’s weekly meetings?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Adams instinctively disliked Bancroft, thought him a gossip, found his habitual mocking of Christianity offensive, thought him dishonest and rightly suspected him of using inside information to profit on the London stock market.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He knows who you hang around with…… He’s just trying to get closer to Harry — get inside information on him — or get near enough to jinx him —" Hermione looked as though Ron had slapped her.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Insider information to help them destroy their enemies? I wasn’t a spy, though.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Inside Information For a long time the dwarves stood in the dark before the door and debated, until at last Thorin spoke: "Now is the time for our esteemed Mr. Baggins, who has proved himself a good companion on our long road, and a hobbit full of courage and resource far exceeding his size, and if I may say so possessed of good luck far exceeding the usual allowance-now is the time for him to perform the service for which he was included in our Company; now is the time for him to earn…
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • My inside information is irrefutable.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • When Vergennes pressed for inside information on the course ofthe negotiations, Adams told him nothing.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Indeed, the mix of private and public business beneath the roof of the Hotel de Valentinois was considerable, with Bancroft, the Comte de Chaumont, and possibly even Franklin, all capitalizing on secret French support for the American war and a steady flow of inside information.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Although the Klan would never quite die, especially down south—David Duke, a smooth-talking Klan leader from Louisiana, mounted substantive bids for the U.S. Senate and other offices—it was certainly handicapped, at least in the short term, by Kennedy’s brazen dissemination of inside information.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Wanted me to give him inside information on Dumbledore and be the Ministry’s new poster boy.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Thus, both the Secretary of War and the Secretary of State were secretly campaigning for Hamilton, supplying him with inside information, and undermining the intentions of their President, whom they saw riding for a fall.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "As for the rest of my inside information," Sato said, "the Patriot Act gives me the right to place a wiretap on the phone of anyone I consider a viable threat to national security.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I had inside information about Saunière’s deepest fears.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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