double-dealer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n double-dealer a person who says one thing and does another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • double-dealer One who practices double dealing; a deceitful, trickish person; a person who says one thing and does another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n double-dealer One who acts two different parts in the same business or at the same time; one who professes one thing and intends another; one guilty of duplicity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Double-dealer a deceitful person
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Usage

In literature:

The following sentence constituted the whole of the reply of the royal representative: for what else could such a double-dealer say?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
And a double dealer he is certainly, for by his good will he ever takes the forfeit.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
When any adversary has a Vingt-un, and the dealer not, then the opponent so having twenty-one, wins double stakes from him.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Dealers had told him his collection was worth double what it had cost him.
"Santa Claus's Partner" by Thomas Nelson Page
A spade declaration by the dealer can be doubled with even less strength.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
If not sold by your dealer send us 35c for a large package, double the size of any 25c package.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Some multimillionaire will pay double that some day, when the dealers have taken their whack.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
This serves a double purpose, as it shows the Dealer the character of the hand and helps to shut out an adverse declaration.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
Not knowing what to do, he did nothing; and, with the fate of a double-dealer, at last he lost his power, but kept his enemies.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Double Dealer, Congreve's, iii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In news:

Privately owned US auto dealers have continued to see double-digit sales gains over the last 12 months, growth that has outpaced other industries, according to recent data from Sageworks Inc, a financial information company.
Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer Sliding into second with a double in Tuesday's game against Milwaukee is just another of Luis Valbuena's 11 extra-base hits entering Wednesday night.
ONE hundred years ago, the crossing of Broadway and Seventh Avenue was a drabble of cheap hotels, some doubling as brothels, and a collection of dealers in harnesses and carriages.
Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer Laced with shrimp, scallops and calamari, Seafood Double Pan-Browned Noodles is a house specialty at Pearl of the Orient West in Rocky River.
View full size Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer Oversized yellow double doors invite shoppers to explore Liz Claiborne's fall collection at the J.C.
Honda is hoping to double sales of its compressed natural gas-fueled Civic, so it is asking some dealers to install pumps to sell the fuel, Bloomberg reports.
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