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Unscrupulousness

See also Trickery.
Blas, Gil
educated rogue on warpath for self-gain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas]
Brass, Sampson
unprincipled attorney. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
Bray, Walter
to clear his debts to old Gride, arranges to have Gride many his daughter. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Butler, Rhett
war profiteer; morality not a concern. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
Claudio
asks sister to sacrifice her virtue to save his life. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]
Dodson and Fogg
unscrupulous lawyers who file breach-ofpromise suit against Mr. Pickwick. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
Duroy, George
climbs to wealth by exploiting wife’s disgrace. [Fr. Lit.: Bel-Ami]
Hajji Baba
clever rogue travels around Persia taking glamorous jobs for illicit gain. [Fr. Lit.: Hajji Baba of Ispahan in Magill I, 343]
Henchard, Michael
when drunk offers wife and child for sale. [Br. Lit.: The Mayor of Casterbridge]
Livia
she poisoned whoever interfered with her plans. [Br. Lit.: I, Claudius]
Prince, The
practicality in power; end justifies means. [Ital. Lit.: The Prince]
Steele, Lucy
jilts Edward for his brother Robert to take advantage of a switch of their inheritance. [Br. Lit.: Sense and Sensibility]
Tweed, William Marcy “Boss”
(1823–1878) corrupt politico; controlled New York City government (1863-1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]
Winterset, Duke de
commonly described as “an English scoundrel.” [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616–617]
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That's why unscrupulous preparers who prey on unsuspecting taxpayers with outlandish promises of overly large refunds make the Dirty Dozen list.
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Coun Barbara Dring, chairwoman of the council's licensing and public protection committee, said: "There are unscrupulous tour operators that deliberately target the Muslim community claiming to specialise in organising Hajj packages.
The Welsh Government has published draft regulations to support its efforts to deal with unscrupulous dog breeders and ensure better welfare standards in puppy farms across Wales.
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Speaking after the hearing, Coun Leigh Hunt (Con, Avon & Swift), Rugby Borough Council's communities spokesman, said: "This is an example of an unscrupulous landlord that gives the majority of good and responsible landlords a bad name and damages the reputation of private landlords.
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Birmingham Muslims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca - the Hajj - are being warned to be on their guard for unscrupulous tour operators.
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