Definitions

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  • n. One who double deals. A cheat or crook.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who acts two different parts in the same business or at the same time; one who professes one thing and intends another; one guilty of duplicity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who says one thing and does another

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Examples

  • Spy fans might question the attention Carter devotes to Blunt's work as an art historian, but this is an important element in the excoriation of the lives of a double-dealer who penetrated to the Royal heartlands of the British establishment.

    The Secrets Of Espionage

  • Convinced that no one will ever want a girl who is an ogre by night, they are ready to give up their kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin, the preeminent double-dealer of his world - when word comes that Fiona has been rescued.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Shrek Forever After

  • How fr back do we have to reset our financial system before the corrupt files and non-working programs of the double-dealer, inside-traders and chopped up derivatives salesmen were "installed"?

    Tom Tresser: Where Do We Set the "Restore" System Date?

  • However, the anti-Lieberman forces have decided that a guy who is a biography clone of Mark Dayton (who was pretty much a cipher as a senator) is a better deal than a self-serving, maladroit double-dealer.

    CT-SEN: Poll: Lieberman Popular With GOPers

  • Chiang scolded the Young Marshal, saying that he was a double-dealer, representing both the government and the students.

    The Last Empress

  • In both cases, there was the sense of a double-dealer, of someone who tailors his speech to fit the audience, who is not of the people (because he is able to look at them objectively) but always above them.

    Speaking in Tongues

  • They regarded him as a duplicitious double-dealer who was feeding the U.S. government and media with phony intelligence about Saddam's weapons programs and ties to terrorism in order to build a case for war.

    You're Fired (Again)

  • He came hither from Cairo, a fugitive, and played the double-dealer in

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Petit – Claud was a double-dealer of the profoundly cautious stamp that is never caught by the bait of a present satisfaction, nor entangled by a personal attachment, after his first initiation into the strategy of self-seeking and the instability of the human heart.

    Eve and David

  • With such a traitor, double-dealer, dastard as Barnes at its head, what could the rest of the race be?

    The Newcomes

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