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synonyms for shyster

  • cheater
  • chiseler
  • mouthpiece
  • pettifogger
  • scammer
  • trickster
  • ambulance chaser
  • crooked lawyer
  • unethical lawyer
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One of the latest biographies of Lincoln credits him with many of the artifices of the "shyster."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM H. HERNDON
With all that he was approaching forty a shyster lawyer, living on the blackmail he shared with the police.
MAX FARGUSOWEN JOHNSON
He was in no humor to be bluffed by a pompous shyster lawyer.
THE BEST POLICYELLIOTT FLOWER
At each stage we spoke dutifully of the scene and its associations; I sketched, the Shyster spouted poetry and copied epitaphs.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Two trifles, indeed, completed though they scarcely changed my conception of the Shyster.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Mr. Denman heard my inquiries with discomposure, but informed me the shyster was already gone.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Of the shyster, it is only known (by a newspaper paragraph) that he returned somehow to San Francisco and died in the hospital.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
It was Adna's business to beat the shyster lawyers to the granger and beat the granger to the last penny.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
A blank shyster, who had swindled the widows and orphans in Arkansas and escaped from jail.
TRENT'S TRUST AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
The shyster lawyer who had done the Powers out of their inheritance had come from New Hampshire.
THE BRIMMING CUPDOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER
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WORDS RELATED TO SHYSTER

  • horse trader
  • shrewd attorney
  • shyster
  • trickster
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