Unscrupulousness


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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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"We call on Jesus to breathe the Holy Spirit on the Filipino people so that we may experience a fresh start in our quest for peace especially in the Bangsamoro autonomous region, in communities ravaged by earthquakes, typhoons and armed conflicts, in our fight against corruption, unscrupulousness, human trafficking, new forms of slavery, abuse of children and women, dehumanizing destitution and the wastage of creation, to name a few," added Tagle.
"We do not want lies, unscrupulousness and corruption,"A student protest organizer Ivaylo Dinev told demonstrators Sunday, according to AFP.
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Though comparisons to Machiavelli's ur-founders--Moses, Cyrus, Romulus, and Theseus--would be risible, Fremont's adventures do underscore Machiavelli's teachings that glory-seeking unscrupulousness is the prime mover of history and that "it is necessary to be alone if one wishes to order a republic anew."
Specifically, the other is defined through cultural alterity and stereotyped traits, such as backwardness, dishonesty, and unscrupulousness that are presumed to emanate irresistibly from their culture.