fortune-hunter

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fortune-hunter

n
a person who seeks to secure a fortune, esp through marriage
ˈfortune-ˌhunting adj, n
Translations

fortune-hunter

[ˈfɔːtʃənˌhʌntəʳ] ncacciatore m di dote
References in classic literature ?
If you are squeamish and moral, Ned, console yourself with the reflection that at the very worst your fortune-hunting can make but one person miserable or unhappy.
In this country, it must be confessed, fortune-hunting has made giant strides, within the last few years, and that, too, with an audacity of pretension that is unrestrained by any of the social barriers which exist elsewhere."
At the age of twenty-five, Thomson, like many of his countrymen during his century and the previous one, came fortune-hunting to London, and the next year, 1726, while Pope was issuing his translation of 'The Odyssey,' he published a blank-verse poem of several hundred lines on 'Winter.' Its genuine though imperfect appreciation and description of Nature as she appears on the broad sweeps of the Scottish moors, combined with its novelty, gave it great success, and Thomson went on to write also of Summer, Spring and Autumn, publishing the whole work as 'The Seasons' in 1730.
She worked at resorts in the Catskill Mountains in New York and at Macy's department store before landing the role of the fortune-hunting Lorelei Lee in the 1949 musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." She was an unlikely choice for the role.
She's starring alongside ex-Emmerdale hunk Kurtis Stacey as the eponymous fortune-hunting Whittington, panto regular Leanne Campbell as Alice Fitzwarren, and ECHO columnist and Radio City presenter Pete Price as Alderman Fitzwarren.
Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy wife, Katharina 1967 ????
We rarely glimpse the sublime landscapes that make Antarctica such a dramatic and evocative place; instead, we encounter one fortune-hunting explorer after another.
But fortune-hunting businesses must contend with increasing corruption, and not just when trying to sell goods and services to governments.
And, of course, rebellion did not always result in happiness, as Jane Austen shows in Pride and Prejudice through Lydia Bennett, who, against the wishes of everyone connected to her, makes what turns out to be a disastrous marriage to a handsome fortune-hunting soldier.
On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin told AFP News Agency: "We consider it a fortune-hunting to carry out activities on Turkey's continental shelf at a time when negotiations for a comprehensive settlement are under way in Cyprus."
The adventures of Lady Victoria and the grief of Madam Jantil served as a dual-toned high plot, and the war-widowed Madam Passionate and her fortune-hunting suitors constituted a comic low plot.
Next week's Brighton conference will set the tone for the last days of Blairism and the direction Labour takes when the Prime Minister goes fortune-hunting in America.