Bribery (See also Blackmail.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Bribery (See also Blackmail.)


  1. Black Sox Scandal star white Sox players sold out to gamblers (1919). [Am. Sports: Turkin, 478]
  2. Frollo, Claude offers to save Esmeralda if she will be his. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
  3. Joel and Abiah intent on gain, pervert justice as Israel judges. [O.T.: I Samuel 8:2–3]
  4. Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus for a bribe of thirty pieces of silver. [N.T.: Matthew 26:15]
  5. Maltese Falcon, The though he rejects large bribe, detective becomes involved in crime. [Am. Lit.: The Maltese Falcon, Magill I, 551–553]
  6. Menahem pays off Assyrian king to avoid Israel. [O.T.: II Kings 15:20]
  7. mess of pottage hungry Esau sells birthright for broth. [O.T.: Genesis 25:29–34]
  8. Shemaiah suborned to render false prophecy to Nehemiah. [O.T.: Nehemiah 6:10–14]
  9. Tweed Ring bribery is their essential method for corrupting officials (1860–1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 511]