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profiteer
used in Gone with the Wind

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Definition
someone who makes excessive profit — especially on goods in short supply
  • It was a situation made to order for speculators and profiteers, and men were not lacking to take advantage of it.
    2.16 (26% in)
  • The full tide of fury against those profiteering on government contracts had not yet risen, and Rhett's words were taken merely as evidence of his own bad breeding.
    2.12 (67% in)
  • The doctor's letter was the first of a chorus of indignation that was beginning to be heard all over the South against speculators, profiteers and holders of government contracts.
    2.13 (2% in)
  • But Captain Butler says he doesn't know anything...... Dr. Meade says they ought to hang him anyhow, only hanging is too good for a thief and a profiteer— Dear, you look so oddly!
    4.33 (85% in)
  • Shouldering the shell-pitted houses patched with bits of old lumber and smoke-blackened bricks, the fine homes of the Carpetbaggers and war profiteers were rising, with mansard roofs, gables and turrets, stained-glass windows and wide lawns.
    4.37 (95% in)
  • His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
    4.46 (50% in)
  • It's just the kind of house a profiteer would build.
    5.49 (38% in)

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