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embezzle

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Definition to secretly steal money you help to manage
  • 5 Second bad effect: The man would be tempted to evil thoughts, embezzlement, and usurpation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • " "You think he embezzled money?" said Iggy, astonished.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Sadly, Christian philosophy decided to embezzle the female's creative power by ignoring biological truth and making man the Creator.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And one month later, an officer of the bank was arrested for embezzlement.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • 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
  • The agent's son embezzled the funds and ran off with them.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Petty crimes embarrass the community and many people wistfully wonder why Negroes don't rob more banks, embezzle more funds and employ graft in the unions.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He pronounced the names in a panic that resembled the recitations of an embezzler trying to cover his tracks.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I embezzled a large sum, it was thousands of dollars.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • So perhaps the stories of embezzlement were true.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • When we gaze at the magnificence of an ancient monument and ascribe its achievement to one man, we are guilty of spiritual embezzlement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In 1995 he was charged with embezzling money from the Christian rock band he managed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Embezzlement.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The most well-known was the Arboga affair, which resulted in the forced resignation of a Conservative politician and the sentencing of a former councillor to a year in prison for embezzlement.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Jackson was also the first and only American president to suffer bodily harm at the hands of a citizen, when a sailor discharged from the navy for embezzlement punched Jackson at a public ceremony in 1833.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • For example, it was said that he was a defrocked Jesuit, gone mad; another speculation was that he had been a young, aggressive investment banker caught embezzling funds in concert with several Singapore banks.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Strauss made those death threats to Roger Trent to lay the groundwork for something happening to him because Strauss was going to use this as an opportunity to get rid of Trent and the financial records that showed the embezzlement.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Colonel Korn was the lawyer, and if Colonel Korn assured him that fraud, extortion, currency manipulation, embezzlement, income tax evasion and black-market speculations were legal, Colonel Cathcart was in no position to disagree with him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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