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captains of industry


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  • n. Plural form of captain of industry.


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  • "By George, there are many of our so-called captains of industry who, if the truth were told, and a shorter and uglier word were not unpermissible, are little better than malefactors of great wealth."

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • The employers 'associations, that had helped the captains of industry to tear and rend labor, were now torn and rent by their quondam allies.

    Chapter 10: The Vortex

  • And, besides, it's such good fun to see how one virtuous man can so disconcert you captains of industry and arbiters of destiny.



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  • Writing in the magazine sub-TERRAIN, John More makes the following declaration: "Captains of industry, great generals, artists of genius, even politicians, are often just people who have discovered that alcohol can enable them to make economic, tactical, creative, or political decisions whose implications would paralyze a sober individual."

    September 10, 2008