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swindle
used in The Brothers Karamazov

9 uses
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Definition
tricking or cheating someone — usually to get money
  • I knew, too, that she was fond of money, that she hoarded it, and lent it at a wicked rate of interest, that she's a merciless cheat and swindler.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (39% in)
  • Our peasants are swindlers, and don't deserve to be pitied, and it's a good thing they're still flogged sometimes.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (60% in)
  • They are swindlers, only there the scoundrel wears polished boots and here he grovels in filth and sees no harm in it.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (17% in)
  • Ah, they are swindlers!
    Book 11 — Ivan (6% in)
  • And there's a lot of swindling in America, too, I expect.
    Book 11 — Ivan (36% in)
  • That's all very charming; but if you want to swindle why do you want a moral sanction for doing it?
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • He can't bring himself to swindle without a moral sanction.
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • He swindled his own son and spent his money, his maternal inheritance, on trying to get his mistress from him.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (41% in)
  • Serve him right, the swindler!
    Epilogue (29% in)

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