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  • v. Present participle of swindle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fraudulent; cheating: as, a swindling operation.


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  • Only a Republican would call swindling people in the name of patriotism a “philosophy.”

    Think Progress » Bush’s problem with DC: ‘Too many philosophers.’

  • ‘Why, Lufton, am I to understand then, that you are accusing me of having any interest in these transactions which you have called swindling?’

    Framley Parsonage

  • It was this which must have given Gallet the idea of swindling the Legitimists.

    Maigret Stonewalled

  • As, however, the cardinal's extravagance had left him with little means of supplying her necessities, Madame La Mothe conceived the idea of swindling Boehmer out of his necklace, and of making de Rohan an accomplice in the fraud.

    The Life of Marie Antoinette

  • One would have fancied it obvious that a man whose whole occupation was based on what in his own language is called swindling, if it is done under other conditions, ought to be ashamed of his position, and could not any way, while he continues a merchant, profess himself a Christian or

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • "Why, Lufton, am I to understand, then, that you are accusing me of having any interest in these transactions which you have called swindling?"

    Framley Parsonage

  • For my part, with all my love for my profession, I liked ingenuity still better than force, and preferred what the vulgar call swindling, even to the highroad.

    Paul Clifford — Volume 02

  • As to extra-legal plunder, such as theft, or swindling, which is defined, foreseen, and punished by the penal code, I do not think it can be adorned by the name of socialism.

    Essays on Political Economy

  • It's not called swindling amongst gentlemen who know the world -- it's only jockeying -- fine sport -- and very honourable to help a friend at a dead lift.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 06

  • Lutz would be the perfect “straight man” for Brüno, going along with his insane ideas such as swindling a baby from an African tribe and trying to become heterosexual.

    Sacha Baron Cohen on “Brüno”: “I won’t do it again.” Here’s why: » Scene-Stealers


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