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Usage examples for dishonest

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. If the amount paid were large, dishonest Socialists would take offense. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Just goes to show how easy it is to make dishonest speculations ... – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. That he was idle, and dishonest too, Was that which caused his utter overthrow. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. She is not really a dishonest girl, and has a very grateful and affectionate disposition. – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  15. 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
  16. For a dishonest one, obviously, or why should he drug his own stable- boy? – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. Anything dishonest in that? – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
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