Usage examples for Fleeced

  1. The clamors of the tired and fleeced suitors in Lord Eldon's court were silenced by " the horrors of the French revolution." – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  2. Were there not railroads to be wrecked; stockholders to be fleeced; Wall Street lambs to be shorn? – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  3. As I was impatient to know the occasion and nature of her calamity, she gave me to understand, that she was a woman of the town by profession; that in the course of her adventures she found herself dangerously infected with a distemper, to which all of her class are particularly subject; that her malady gaining ground every day, she became loathsome to herself and offensive to others: when she resolved to retire to some obscure corner where she might be cured with as little noise and expense as possible; that she had accordingly chosen this place of retreat, and put herself into the hands of an advertising doctor, who having fleeced her of all the money she had, or could procure, left her three days ago in a worse condition than that in which he found her; that except the clothes on her back, she had pawned or sold everything that belonged to her to satisfy that rapacious quack, and quiet the clamour of her landlady, who still persisted in her threats to turn her out into the street. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  4. And one thinks how Governments have taxed, and tortured, and robbed, and fleeced- Oh, surely, surely, the world improves! – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. That is the fourth time in succession you have fleeced us! – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  6. He even sent the public crier many times through the city, calling on the owners of the golden- fleeced lambs to appear and claim them; but no one came, so at length he thought he might fairly take them as his own property. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  7. As to the mass of the people, the nation at large, it was, as Paul has just said, a matter of indifference whether they were fleeced by the capitalists of their own country under protection or the capitalists of foreign countries under free trade. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  8. Of one thing he was sure- no confiding young Gilberts would be fleeced in his present occupation- not if he knew anything about it. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. I said, and asked no more about him, for I have a horror of nailers at any sort of pool, having once been hopelessly fleeced by some of them. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  10. It isn't right that your uncle should be fleeced by this rascal. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  11. Drennen sought the way to make restitution to the friends who had been fleeced through his advice. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  12. Look how they fleeced me. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  13. Nevertheless, before the Turks so fleeced the inhabitants, I question if there were any poor person ever likely to die of starvation, for the rich members of families provide for the poor, and rich friends for poor friends, and each faction for the poor of the faction, although no poor- rates are levied. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. I told him of what had happened to me through his hopeful pupil getting himself fleeced. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. I for my part compare him to a thick- fleeced ram, which wanders through a great flock of snowy sheep. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  16. In Spain itself, the greater part of the land was owned by the ecclesiastical corporations and the nobles, who were exempt from taxation but were intermittently fleeced. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  17. Where do we find the minutes that assigned these starving wretches to some vile pettifogger, to be fleeced by impositions, and mockery of justice, in the seigneural courts? – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  18. I had a shrewd suspicion that the heathen Chinee recognised our escort and took good care that we were not fleeced. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  19. Mallard leaned over and watched the clean- fleeced, slender, graceful animals with a smile of pleasure. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  20. The youth was exceedingly glad to have killed the golden- fleeced ram, for there was not another like it throughout the land. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch