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swindle
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
tricking or cheating someone — usually to get money
  • You had exhausted every other form of depravity and sought a new thrill by swindling people like Jim and his friends, in order to watch them squirm.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (83% in)
  • "Jim," he said, "Rearden Metal seems to be a colossal kind of swindle."
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (8% in)
  • All the codes of ethics they'll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (30% in)
  • The entire San Sebastian swindle.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (81% in)
  • What sort of rotten swindle was It?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (47% in)
  • To work-with no chance to rise, with your meals and your clothes and your home and your pleasure depending on any swindle, any famine, any pestilence anywhere on earth.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (38% in)

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