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To defraud, to cheat, to wrong, had at one time been most abhorrent to her nature.

Otherwise I should defraud the public and ruin my practice at the same time.

She received it as a tribute that was due, and of which none dared to defraud her.

Therefore, Major Kent was quite ready to defraud Doyle if he could.

He should have justice, however, if they were trying to defraud him of his rights!

Think about what the Bible says about those who defraud the widow and orphan.

If I were going to defraud anyone, it wouldn't be a poor mechanic.

To "defraud in any matter" is to seek gain at the expense of a neighbor.

Think of me,—pity me, and do not defraud me one moment of his sight.

I set fire to the houses to defraud the insurance companies!'

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French defrauder, from Latin defraudare "to defraud, cheat," from de- "thoroughly" (see de-) + fraudare (see fraud). Related: Defrauded; defrauding.

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