American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art or practice of cozening.
- n. An act or example of cozening.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cousinage.
- n. Trickery; fraud; deceit; artifice; the practice of cheating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud.
- n. a fraudulent business scheme
- From cozen + -age. (Wiktionary)
“That's where the aformentioned "cozenage" comes in.”
“Thou are not dead, but flown afar, up hills of endless light, through blazing corridors of suns, where worlds do swing of good and gentle men, of women strong and free—far from the cozenage, black hypocrisy, and chaste prostitution of this shameful speck of dust!”
“Fons fraudum et maleficiorum, 'tis the fountain of cozenage and villainy.”
“Autolicus, Mercury's son, that dwelt in Parnassus, who got so much treasure by cozenage and stealth.”
“Sir Hadrian now glowered at George as if the young man himself had been a willing and eager accomplice in the matter of the Tofts's failed cozenage.”
“Merchandises then hee brought before: made the meanes to borrow a great summe of Money of her, leaving her so base a pawne, as well requited her for her former cozenage.”
“Pledge opponent Michael Newdow fittingly will also appear at this convention of cozenage.”
“It's something and nothing, if you take my point It'd be an amateur or a man who didn't know his own mind who'd do such a stupid thing … Or it could be a wee cozenage. ”
“Feigned necessities, imaginary necessities, are the greatest cozenage which man can put upon the providence of God, and make pretences to break known rules by.”
“And when I deliver the Yale lectures to young ministers, I shall tell them that there is a blessed guile, a holy cozenage of the heart whereby they may win their people's souls by stealth.”
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