Definitions of Conning

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Quotes of Conning

  1. The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself. – James Wolcott

Usage examples for Conning

  1. The insolent wretches treat us as impostors; and this Conning to defy me! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I fancy myself conning over the trifle of bread, milk, fruit and wine left on the stone slab, and speculating as to how long they'll keep me alive. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  3. The old book was not of much value; I derived some benefit from it, however, and, conning it intensely, at the end of a few weeks obtained some insight into the structure of these two languages. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  4. Conning was becoming vitally interested and showed it, to Jim's delight; this was a dangerous state for White, he was likely, once started and flattered, to tell more than was prudent. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  5. But I know he went, because- when he came down again"- her voice faltered; bewilderment showed through her distress-" when he came down again-" she repeated the words like a child conning a lesson, then stopped, staring widely. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell