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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROFITEERING

These decreases have come out of the elimination of speculation and profiteering.

Such changes do not come under the category of profiteering.

There are three kinds of speculation and profiteering in the food trades.

I should hope to tell you; he is a butcher who has been arrested three times for profiteering.

This business of profiteering by the natives is no new phase of life in the Congo.

This meant a run on provisions and profiteering by shopkeepers.

How can profiteering be discriminated from legitimate profit-taking?

Not guilty as the inheritor of profiteering in particular, but guilty simply as an inheritor.

Profiteering since the beginning of the war has been more flagrant than ever.

This fact will absolve me, I think, of any tendency to profiteering.

WORD ORIGIN

1797, but dormant in English until it was revived in World War I, from profit + -eer. From 1912 as a noun. Related: Profiteering (1814).

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