Usage examples for profiteer

  1. Then dinna let your profiteer talk to me of the richts of his money. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  2. Your profiteer is no plain man. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  3. I repeat that up to a point the profiteer was innocent because he was ignorant; he had been lured on by easy and accommodating events. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  4. Thus in an organized society the acquisitiveness and self- assertion proper to a vigorous primitive dependent on his own powers survive as the sins of envy and covetousness, and are seen operating in the dishonesty of the burglar, the greed and egotism of the profiteer and, on the highest levels, the great spiritual sin of pride may be traced back to a perverted expression of that self- regarding instinct without which the individual could hardly survive. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  5. On the Thursday down we went again, and this time we actually did get on board, though they kept us hanging about on the Folkestone platform for hours before they decided, and the rain dripped down our necks from that inadequate wooden roofing that had obviously been put up by some war profiteer on the cheap. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  6. I am also in favour of so controlling the price of his feeding stuffs, seeds, and raw material that will prevent the profiteer from taking advantage of his needs in carrying on his industry. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  7. I will give one: the word " profiteer – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  8. It is the middleman, the profiteer the new capitalist here who has become an ugly and a dominant power. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. And, frankly, the turn of their mind is to tell the child he is not wanted, as the turn of my mind is to tell the profiteer he is not wanted. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  10. This does not mean that the mass of the employees upon daily papers understand what they are talking about when they use the word " profiteer any more than they understand what they are talking about when they use the words " servile state." – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  11. Then, as always, what we now call the " profiteer was holding up supplies for higher prices. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  12. You're an absolute profiteer – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  13. The effect on foreign trade of price- regulation and profiteer hunting as cures for inflation is even worse. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  14. We have seen to what extent the revolution has threatened the economic authority of the captain of industry- the industrial profiteer – The New Germany by George Young
  15. The profiteer made the strike possible. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  16. But the cow is too worthy a beast to be mixed up in anything sinful I put over on that profiteer – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. And wasn't it fine to stand there and watch them bottles laugh their heads off at this food profiteer – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson