UNSCRUPULOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNSCRUPULOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  unprincipled; lacking honesty
Classic Sentence:
1  And then the picture faded, blotted out by an impulse, hard, unscrupulous and greedy, which had been born in the lean days at Tara and was now strengthened by the present uncertainty of life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
2  But I do grudge him your heart and your dear, hard, unscrupulous, stubborn mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
3  She had to lose them all to realize that she loved Rhett--loved him because he was strong and unscrupulous, passionate and earthy, like herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
4  So obvious that I was the only man of your acquaintance who could love you after knowing you as you really are--hard and greedy and unscrupulous, like me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
5  She could be as unscrupulous in fighting for herself as she was reckless in courting danger, and whatever came to her hand at such moments was likely to be used as a defensive missile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
6  She looked bold and resourceful and unscrupulous, and she was all of these.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
7  Madame Ratignolle hoped that Robert would exercise extreme caution in dealing with the Mexicans, who, she considered, were a treacherous people, unscrupulous and revengeful.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
8  He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant upon the high plane of the unconfessed from which elevation he could be derided.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
9  I took and furnished that house in Soho, to which Hyde was tracked by the police; and engaged as housekeeper a creature whom I well knew to be silent and unscrupulous.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
10  A large sum of money is at stake, for the scholarship is a very valuable one, and an unscrupulous man might very well run a risk in order to gain an advantage over his fellows.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  Left by the best elements of the South with little protection or oversight, he has been made in law and custom the victim of the worst and most unscrupulous men in each community.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
12  She read all she could find regarding staging, she bought paint and light wood; she borrowed furniture and drapes unscrupulously; she made Kennicott turn carpenter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  Yet the unscrupulousness of Michaelis had a certain fascination for her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  While the gullible Watson often was made a dupe by unscrupulous parties, Sherlock Holmes was far more difficult to fool.
2  Some asylum-seekers give their papers to unscrupulous people-smugglers to help them across borders and never get them back again.
3  Teenagers are easy prey for unscrupulous drug dealers.
4  She unscrupulously uses her charm to make men do what she wants.