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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEATER

For you were always a cheater and a schemer, grabbing every earthly thing for your own profit.

Vile Cozener, Cheater and Dissembler, now indeed we both are caught.

So spoke La-lah, otherwise the Cheater, and Sime laughed scornfully.

A motley company indeed—black-legs, and would-be-gentlemen—the cheater and the cheated.

The men below saw Grant hit the cheater upon the point of the jaw and throw him half conscious under the ladder.

And now 'tis better thought; for, cheater, know This juggling shall not save you.Wellb.

John worked himself cautiously along the line in spite of cries of, "Cheater, look at him!"

I will be cheater to them both, and they shall be exchequers to me; they shall be my East and West Indies.

But you may help to save another from a cheater, by opening the deceit in charity to him.

Justa razon engaar el engaador—It is fair to cheat the cheater.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "royal officer in charge of the king's escheats," agent noun from cheat (v.). Meaning "dishonest player" is recorded from 1530s.

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