• WordNet 3.6
    • n gangster a criminal who is a member of gang
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  • E. L. Doctorow
    E. L. Doctorow
    “Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.”
  • Stanley Kubrick
    Stanley Kubrick
    “The greatest nations have all acted like gangsters and the smallest like prostitutes.”
  • Stanley Kubrick
    Stanley Kubrick
    “The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.”


In literature:

The politician protects the gangster; the gangster protects the procurer, and both of them vote early and often for the politician.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Something of gallow's humour or gangster largesse.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
The man reminded him of a Chicago gangster he once had seen captured.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The position indicator of the second robot moved slightly as Eddie started the invisible monster toward the yelling gangster.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
He stopped and seized the repeating shotgun Smithers had brought as his own weapon against Jacaro's gangsters.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The way of the gangsters back to their Tube was barred.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Though the gangsters are buying sugar at a few cents a pound here and selling it for its weight in rubies on Mars, a hood is always a hood.
"Mars Confidential" by Jack Lait
The name sounds like a gangsters' nickname.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
You wouldn't take them for murderers and kidnappers and the servants of those who would bring back political gangsterism.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
Nothing but drunks and gangsters in this neighborhood.
"Know Thy Neighbor" by Elisabeth R. Lewis
George Lardner pushed through the small communication door between the pilot's cabin and the waiting gangsters.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
Crooks, gangsters, bums, hoboes, sharecroppers and I don't know what.
"The Merchants of Venus" by A. H. Phelps
Putting two and two together I thought perhaps the gangsters might be captured there.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
From their puzzled stares, they seemed to be thinking they were witnessing a rehearsal for some Greek gangster film.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Running down gangsters is her specialty.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
Scarey, that face, a countenance almost majestic in its ruthlessness and force: gangster, gunman, typically personified.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
Jepson will be dead to the world for some little time, but the house is bristling with gangsters.
"The Gray Phantom's Return" by Herman Landon
This time we can nail Clanahan, and a good few of the political gangsters and bosses in the other towns along the line.
"The Wreckers" by Francis Lynde
One Jewish gangster makes more "copy" than a hundred Jewish boys and girls who win honors in college.
"They Who Knock at Our Gates" by Mary Antin
The influence of the gangster was getting stronger.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason

In poetry:

His record was an evil one,
Of violence and sin.
No good on earth he'd ever done,
Yet—may he Heaven win!
A gangster he . . . Is it not odd?
—With guts of God.
"The Bandit" by Robert W Service
In the ‘Gangster’s last Bluff’ she said, “I’ve had enough,
I’ll just say good-bye to the flickers”
For the gangsters shot holes in her new camisoles
And then perforated her - undies.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett

In news:

New York's highest court says street gangsters that commit assaults and murders are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
"They behave like gangsters .".
They're gangsters with plenty of powerful enemies (so many that it's difficult to keep track – that's an issue that I've had with both shows at times).
"You can't be half a gangster ".
Macau's gangster Broken Tooth released.
Notorious Macau gangster released from prison.
Notorious Macau gangster set for prison release.
Macau gangster to be released.
"Sexy Beast" Scribe Penning "Princess' Gangster ".
Items from notorious gangsters up for auction.
The Inspiration For The 40's Gangster Skit.
Director spent time with real-life gangsters before starting movie.
Things are less than quiet on the eastern front, where coalition forces play a deadly game of cat and mouse with jihadists, smugglers and gangsters.
In "The Public Eye ," Joe Pesci is Leon "Bernzy" Bernstein, a cigar-chewing tabloid photographer who snaps slain gangsters, hotel burnings and other post-midnight calamities of the 1940s.
Johnnie To's gangsters add a French twist.