Usage examples for defraud

  1. Call the followers of Karl Marx the enemies of our country after they have lavished so much precious time on exposures of those who defraud American workingmen of an honest wage! – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. You surely don't mean you would deliberately defraud the hotel? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. He recalls how the princes of the House of Burgundy had laboured from the days of Charles the Bold to reduce the duchy of Gueldres, and the efforts of the French kings to defraud them of their legitimate rights. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  4. Those firms which reduce sweating to a fine art, who systematically and deliberately defraud the workman of his pay, who grind the faces of the poor, and who rob the widow and the orphan, and who for a pretence make great professions of public spirit and philanthropy, these men nowadays are sent to Parliament to make laws for the people. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  5. He corresponded with the most eminent men in the State, he wrote to the newspapers, and in every possible way held up to the scorn and contempt of the public the men who were trying to defraud the State of its rich Western lands. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  6. By this time Bish and " Dr. Watson" had disappeared, I supposed to the ship's bar, and Ravick and his accomplices had gotten through with their conspiracy to defraud the hunters. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  7. " When her son comes of age, she will probably forgive me for declining to defraud him of his patrimony. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  8. The whole thing is denounced- proclaimed a concerted movement to defraud the rightful creditors. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  9. Ned, as an official of the United States Secret Service, now knew that those high in authority in the government of Paraguay were involved in the attempt to defraud Lyman of his rights. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  10. I do not defraud the Divine Circle of their sacrificial joints. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  11. Better to have nothing to care for, so wilt thou defraud Fate, thy deceitful foe! – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. Norton had persuaded Carolina to invest in the enterprise to defraud the Government, promising her $ 50, 000 clear profit. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  13. Oh, my Lords, consider into what a state Indian corruption has brought us in this country, when any person can be found to come to the bar of the House of Lords and say, I did cheat, I did defraud I did promise, and gave my bond; I have now withdrawn it, but I will account for it to you as to a gang of robbers concerned with me in the transaction. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  14. Peace and order were well kept throughout her dominions; no lawless chiefs were allowed to harbour criminals and defraud the public revenue; and the soil was maintained in complete cultivation. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  15. Or to put it in plain language, the company must defraud the public in unjust and extortionate charges. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  16. If the homilies published from the pulpits, in the press, and even sometimes from the higher branches of the government are to be believed, the Negro is the most unsaintly citizen of the republic, in spite of the fact that he seldom commits " the robust crimes of the whites" or has the chance to defraud the government, to wreck financial institutions, or rob widows and orphans. – The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.) by Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké
  17. She now loves me, and would not defraud me of a pin. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  18. He who had but the money in hand might readily defraud his poorer neighbour in the name of law and right. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  19. 52. Grose has this word in his Slang Dictionary, and defines it " a concerted scheme to defraud a person by gaming." – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall