buccaneering buccaneering

Definition(s):

  • (n) hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it

Usage(s):

  1. The eye of this lawless storm is centered on the islands south of Singapore, on which age-old buccaneering valuesa ruthless desire for adventure and fast, easy livingprevail.
  2. But the mysterious disappearance of a 4,000-ton cargo ship off the coast of England two weeks ago suggests the most unlikely of scenarios: buccaneering has returned to Europe.
  3. With such a background, it is not difficult to see how Behn's buccaneering character developed.

News

  • The company at a company town's core: Prosperous for decades but now shrinking

    The Boise paper mill in International Falls, built more than 100 years ago by buccaneering entrepreneur and University of Minnesota dropout Edward Wellington Backus, has nearly always been the center of the city's life and livelihood. But that dynamic is changing.
    on October 19, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Quotes

  1. "When you think of Wall Street ...... one has an image of these very freewheeling, razzle-dazzle, buccaneering kinds of firms," Chernow said. "That style of business is now history."
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Ron Chernow Source: FOXNews

  2. The campaign's "finale, brilliant in its way, but immoral, was the capture of Mosul, for the sake of its oil," the historian Cyril Falls wrote in his review, adding, "I feel that Mr. Barker is too kind in his treatment of this buccaneering...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Cyril Falls Source: New York Times

  3. "That kind of climate may well have supported the rather buccaneering career of the people at Enron," McComb says.
    on Feb 20, 2004 By: David McComb Source: USA Today

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