fortune hunter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fortune hunter a person who seeks wealth through marriage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fortune hunter one who seeks to acquire wealth by marriage.
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Usage

In literature:

All my life I had been trained to dread fortune-hunters, to value sincerity above every other virtue.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Do you think I am a fortune-hunter?
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
The panic that ruined so many men added quite largely to the fortunes of young Bob Hunter.
"The Boy Broker" by Frank A. Munsey
Travel, talk, shoo away silly fortune-hunters.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
I couldn't support a wife then, and I wasn't goin' to be thought a fortune-hunter, you know.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
But she was not going to have it said that she was a fortune hunter.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
The story of an adventurer who went to Alaska and laid the foundations of his fortune before the gold hunters arrived.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
The story of an adventurer who went to Alaska and laid the foundations of his fortune before the gold hunters arrived.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Have I been a fortune hunter?
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
THE SABLE FORTUNE HUNTER.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

If you're a fortune-hunter made,
Read, and you'll quickly learn your trade.
Nor think Fate can play you a prank;
She holds a prize without a blank.
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton

In news:

Famed hunter who made a fortune running a Wild West Show once made Tullytown the winter headquarters of his touring entertainment spectacular.
Stratagem' follows two foppish fortune-hunters.
Fortune hunter certain treasure buried near Gulf Coast.
Fortune hunter certain treasure buried near Gulf Coast.
Duck hunters' good fortune comes at farmers' expense.
Almost two centuries after a gold rush brought fortune hunters (and bar brothels) to North Georgia, a new generation of prospectors is rediscovering what's been true for 500 million years.
More than a century ago, an army of fortune-hunters descended upon the Black Hills of South Dakota in search of gold.
Fortune hunters, tourists, and time have made the seafloor wreck site a titanic mess.
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