"If I can not succeed in an orthodox way, at least I can succeed in a criminal world."
What does the word
orthodox mean in this case ?
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It's being used as in definition 4 here:
Or to paraphrase, "If I can't win playing it straight, I'll win as a criminal"
It means the following:
Aside from the word, the clauses don't agree very well with one another. The first uses way while the second uses world, which are two different things. But that's just my opinion and other may simply disagree with it.