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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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THE entertainment industry must stamp out "unscrupulous" ticket touts or face Government action, the Culture Secretary warned yesterday.
Birmingham Muslims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca - the Hajj - are being warned to be on their guard for unscrupulous tour operators.
It blames the situation on the often contradictory messages small organisations receive on the subject from the government, insurers and the media and criticises "risk-mongers" such as unscrupulous health and safety consultants who the RRAC says play on small businesses' fears in order to make money.
UNSCRUPULOUS conmen promising cut-price wills have scammed Midland residents out of hundreds of pounds.
But that's what these unscrupulous employers are taking advantage of," said Mr McGovern.
AN "unscrupulous" private landlord in Warwickshire has been fined pounds 10,000 for failing to keep her homes in good condition.
Labour's Mr Bryant - the Shadow immigration minister - is due to give a speech today in which he attacks "unscrupulous employers" who take on low-paid foreign workers.
The Supreme Court has directed Election commission to ensure to take action against such unscrupulous parliamentarians in accordance of the Election commission article 218, through session judges.
The employers, who run businesses from Ponteland to Cleveland, have been branded "unscrupulous" by agency bosses.
A SUPERGRASS giving evidence against nine alleged UVF killers yesterday denied he was "cynical, devious and unscrupulous".
Nicola Johnson, HPI's Consumer Services Manager said: "Unscrupulous sellers see the clocking of a vehicle as an easy way to raise its price and make some extra cash by putting thousands of pounds on to the price tag.