Usage examples for Middlemen

  1. Seeing my surprise, he explained that, in Italy at least, the religious orders were far better landlords than the great nobles or the petty sovereigns, who, being for the most part absent from their estates, left their peasantry to be pillaged by rapacious middlemen and stewards: an argument I have heard advanced by other travellers, and have myself had frequent occasion to corroborate. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. Then for a space, producing chiefly for use and not for sale to middlemen he was the most independent of men and enjoyed a rude abundance. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  3. A certain portion of responsibility rests on the public, as we saw it rested on employers and on middlemen – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson