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  • 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
  • v  live like a buccaneer

  • He was speaking, rather, about the accumulated social and human deficits spawned by more than a century of buccaneering, laissez-faire American capitalism deficits that he .
  • It took an iconoclast with an irrepressible buccaneering spirit to break the monopoly on power of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which had run Mexico as its private .
  • Nicknamed "Pistol" for his buccaneering business methods, Yasujiro bought out impoverished aristocrats who could not pay inheritance taxes during the late '40s and early '50s, put .

  • Cyril Falls in New York Times
    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...
  • David McComb in USA Today
    That kind of climate may well have supported the rather buccaneering career of the people at Enron,McComb says.

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