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Synonyms for ill-gotten

obtained illegally or by improper means


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But there is a proverb which says that ill-gotten gains never prosper, and the Prince found that the stolen ring brought him ill-luck after all.
"In short you're to make so good a thing of your sky-scraper that, living in luxury on THOSE ill-gotten gains, you can afford for a while to be sentimental here!" Her smile had for him, with the words, the particular mild irony with which he found half her talk suffused; an irony without bitterness and that came, exactly, from her having so much imagination - not, like the cheap sarcasms with which one heard most people, about the world of "society," bid for the reputation of cleverness, from nobody's really having any.
When he, Mr Wegg, had seen the minion surreptitiously making off with that bottle, and its precious contents unknown, he had looked upon him in the light of a mere robber, and, as such, would have despoiled him of his ill-gotten gain, but for the judicious interference of his comrade, brother, and partner.
He was reminded of his great ill-gotten possession.
I had no idea the rightful owner would come back so soon, nor had I any idea that he had come back, or I should have hastened to make restoration of my ill-gotten chamber, and to have offered my explanation and apology.
Such being the case, and he, the old bachelor, in possession of the ill-gotten spoil,--with the black stain of blood sunken deep into it, and still to be scented by conscientious nostrils, --the question occurred, whether it were not imperative upon him, even at this late hour, to make restitution to Maule's posterity.
I had rather spend my ill-gotten wealth in this way than upon an expensive house and a retinue of servants.
Crawshay once more upon the track of Raffles and his ill-gotten gains!
Some of the sound bees warned them that ill-gotten gains never prosper, but the Oddities at once surrounded them and balled them to death.
The Sandiganbayan Second Division dismissed for "lack of evidence" the P102 B ill-gotten wealth forfeiture case filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) against former President Ferdinand Marcos and eight of his cronies in alleged ill-gotten wealth.
However, as the Act Governing the Settlement of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations has come into effect, a large number of the KMT's illegal funds have been transferred to the state, while the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee will keep a close look on whether the KMT is still using so-far hidden funding.
The biggest roadblock to recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses is not the family itself, according to American lawyer Robert Swift, who has worked on the class suit filed by victims of martial law and other cases involving rights abuses.
It also reduces the opportunity to horde ill-gotten cash from corrupt sources and will encourage citizens to deposit large sums of money in banks.
'Doing a U-turn to reach one's objective is the hallmark of great leadership just as lying to save ill-gotten wealth is the hallmark of crooks,' he wrote on Twitter in November last year.
? The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), the body mandated to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family and their cronies, asked Duterte in a letter dated Sept.