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defraud
used in Atlas Shrugged

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deprive of by deceit
  • They're saying that I am an unscrupulous cheat who has defrauded them.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (91% in)
  • ...money into unknown hands in exchange for unsupported promises, into unsigned, unrecorded loans to dummy owners of failing minesmoney handed and taken furtively, as an exchange between criminals, in anonymous cash; money poured into unenforceable contracts-both parties knowing that in case of fraud, the defrauded was to be punished, not the defrauder-but poured that a stream of ore might continue flowing into furnaces, that the furnaces might continue to pour a stream of white metal.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (23% in)
  • ...money into unknown hands in exchange for unsupported promises, into unsigned, unrecorded loans to dummy owners of failing minesmoney handed and taken furtively, as an exchange between criminals, in anonymous cash; money poured into unenforceable contracts-both parties knowing that in case of fraud, the defrauded was to be punished, not the defrauder-but poured that a stream of ore might continue flowing into furnaces, that the furnaces might continue to pour a stream of white metal.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (23% in)
  • They're profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (18% in)
  • I'm not going to defraud the grocer by pretending that I own those millions.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (19% in)
  • ...your contempt from men's vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit-and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish men for their virtues and...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (27% in)
  • You fear the man who has a dollar less than you, that dollar is rightfully his, he makes you feel like a moral defrauder.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (46% in)
  • You hate the man who has a dollar more than you, that dollar is rightfully yours, he makes you feel that you are morally defrauded.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (46% in)

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