Even when the Grandmother had lost her all, and was returning (about eight o'clock) to the hotel, some three or four Poles could not bring themselves to leave her, but went on running beside her chair and volubly protesting that the Grandmother had cheated
them, and that she ought to be made to surrender what was not her own.
The unhurried meals, the foreknowledge of deliciously empty hours to follow, the breadths of soft sky under which they walked together and reckoned time only by their hunger or thirst; the good grass beneath their feet that cheated
the miles; their discoveries, always together, amid the farms--Griffons, Rocketts, Burnt House, Gale Anstey, and the Home Farm, where Iggulden of the blue smock-frock would waylay them, and they would ransack the old house once more; the long wet afternoons when, they tucked up their feet on the bedroom's deep window-sill over against the apple-trees, and talked together as never till then had they found time to talk--these things contented her soul, and her body throve.
The boys they make believe all the time till they've cheated
'emselves into bein' men, an' so till they die - pretendin' an' pretendin'.
The dealers call him the father of fools, because he is so easily cheated
about a horse.
There was a story, too, of a duck that waddled, and quacked, and ate; though, had any honest citizen purchased it for dinner, he would have found himself cheated
with the mere mechanical apparition of a duck.
Not again was he to be cheated
as the man had cheated
He is middle-aged, has a bad record, and is not in any sense of the word a gentleman, but he has plenty of money--made it first in California oil, then grub-staked a prospector in British Columbia, cheated
him out of his share of the big lode he discovered and doubled his own wealth half a dozen times over.
The light went out of her face and eyes; the girl vanished; it was the sorrowful, cheated
woman who answered the invitation almost coldly and got herself away with a pitiful haste.
If you are cheated
out of a single dollar by your neighbor, you do not rest satisfied with knowing that you are cheated
, or with saying that you are cheated
, or even with petitioning him to pay you your due; but you take effectual steps at once to obtain the full amount, and see that you are never cheated
But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated
by any one but himself, as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
If I kept the secret, my silence concealed the character of the man who had cheated
Laura into marrying him.
Besides, though I jested with him (as he supposed it) so often about my poverty, yet, when he found it to be true, he had foreclosed all manner of objection, seeing, whether he was in jest or in earnest, he had declared he took me without any regard to my portion, and, whether I was in jest or in earnest, I had declared myself to be very poor; so that, in a word, I had him fast both ways; and though he might say afterwards he was cheated
, yet he could never say that I had cheated
The more likely students were to have cheated
, the higher they ranked on the psychopathy scale, followed by Machiavellianism and narcissism.
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