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A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence game, ...

wikipedia - 11 Nov 2016
A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonesty, honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naïveté and greed.
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DUP: EU Irish border claim is 'astonishing confidence trick'

The Guardian - 11 Oct 2018
The Democratic Unionist party has accused the EU of pulling an “astonishing confidence trick” on the UK government by claiming the Irish border problem is a roadblock to an overall Brexit deal. The remarks by Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, ...
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Lal Thanhawla claims Congress will make hat-trick of win in Mizoram

Economic Times - 15 Oct 2018
Mizoram chief minister and state PCC chief Lal Thanhawla Monday exuded confidence that the ruling Congress party would make a hat-trick by winning the November 28 state assembly polls for the third consecutive terms. Lal Thanhawla told the ruling party ...
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BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Kirkpatrick, Central routs Nelson

Elizabethtown News Enterprise - 18 Oct 2018
Kirkpatrick had his hat trick by halftime as he scored with 10:20 left in the first half to give Central Hardin a 3-1 advantage. “When we put one under early, we play with a lot more confidence and a lot more intensity,” Kirkpatrick said. “We seem to ...
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Convicted confidence trickster gets 30 years for raping woman

Stabroek News - 18 Oct 2018
Convicted confidence trickster Troy Webster was yesterday sentenced to 30 years behind bars for raping a woman who had met with him to finalize arrangements for a sales-rep job he had deceitfully promised her. Before handing down the sentence, Justice ...
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Ellington answers Bolton's challenge

Journal Inquirer - 18 Oct 2018
In the second half we had a little more of the play and we gained some confidence and we were able to tie it. But give Ellington credit. A lot of teams might have folded and they didn't. They kicked it into a higher gear. “At the end, it gives us some ...
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'Questions are not there to trick students': 2018 HSC exams begin

The Sydney Morning Herald - 17 Oct 2018
"The exam questions are not there to trick students, exam committees work very hard to ensure it's what students have studied that's going to be tested," Dr Ward said. "On the morning of the exam the best thing they can do is remain calm and take ...
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Donald Trump and the Art of the 'Con'

The Atlantic - 27 Sep 2018
By 1878, the swindling sense of “confidence” was so well known that it could be shortened to con, with the Chicago Tribune that year reporting on cases involving local criminals “playing the 'con.' game” and pulling “'con.' tricks.” The humorist George ...
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Kavanaugh's confirmation is a judicial coup

gulfnews.com - 07 Oct 2018
He can blame his weak stomach if he likes; the rest of us are heaving at the sight of a generation-long confidence trick suckering an entire democracy. You could hear it as Kavanaugh's loyal supporters stood up on the Senate floor and proclaimed their ...
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Buchanan delivers scoring punch

Bowling Green Daily News - 18 Oct 2018
"At this point in the year, I feel like we have a lot of confidence because we've been really playing hard and we've been practicing hard," Buchanan said. "And we've been taking it game by game and every game we've just been striving to get better.".
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Nikki Haley is gone. Long live the Trump doctrine

The Arab Weekly - 13 Oct 2018
She worked the same linguistic confidence trick when she resigned on October 9, describing the fear and resentment triggered by Trump's America as a sign it is “respected” even if some “countries may not like what we do.” The dislike Haley acknowledges ...

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