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Usage examples for dishonest

  1. This was the first dishonest speech I had heard him make: he really hadn't written to me because he had an idea I would think him a still bigger fool than before. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  2. If the amount paid were large, dishonest Socialists would take offense. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  3. Anything dishonest in that? – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  4. That he was idle, and dishonest too, Was that which caused his utter overthrow. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. It is probable that he was never, in the exercise of this policy, dishonest in his motives. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  6. Just goes to show how easy it is to make dishonest speculations ... – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. She is not really a dishonest girl, and has a very grateful and affectionate disposition. – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  8. Do you mean to say I am dishonest –  by
  9. So slowly do the people learn, and so ignorant or dishonest does the Press remain, that the foolish statement is still quite up to date- But there are at least some things to be seen which are in the nature of facts and not at all in the nature of speculation or mere opinion. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  10. Would it be dishonest to transfer a tale from one night or nights to another or others? – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  11. They were pretty well convinced that Riccabocca was dishonest and quietly sent for those to whom the " combination" was indebted: namely, the printer and publisher of the Daily Bulletin, the agent of the music- hall, and the bill- sticker who had posted notices of the entertainment. – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  12. I have never known him to do a mean thing in his life, far less a dishonest one. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  13. Not for a moment did he believe Sam would do anything dishonest and yet he should have been back, even in case he had walked home, several hours before. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  14. Not knowing where they came from, he kept them a long time, when, as it happened, he committed some dishonest act and, as a result, women of the Tylwyth Teg made their appearance in the pasture and, calling the cows by name, led the whole herd into the lake, and with them disappeared beneath its waters. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  15. I would not go so far as to say we have been actually dishonest but I am afraid we have not been generous. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  16. Maxwell is thought by those in the know to have a finger in nearly every dishonest sports scheme ever pulled off in this town. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. For a dishonest one, obviously, or why should he drug his own stable- boy? – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  18. If you wanted to lock anybody up why didn't you get after some one who knew the ropes, not a man like the Colonel who never had a dishonest thought in his head and who is as tender- hearted as a child. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  19. To ask my consent to your suit, you dishonest knave! – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  20. The little piece of dishonest business which I at once took in hand and carried through successfully was of no special service to any of us. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
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