RUFFIAN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of ruffian
Definition:
n. bully; lawless and cruel; cruel and brutal person or gangster
Example:
The ruffian threw stones at the police.
Sentence in Classic:
I clambered out upon the sill, but I hesitated to jump until I should have heard what passed between my saviour and the ruffian who pursued me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The ruffian Woodley was a very different person, but, except on one occasion, he had not molested our client, and now he visited the house of Carruthers without intruding upon her presence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Sikes knew too much, and his ruffian taunts had not galled Fagin the less, because the wounds were hidden.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He also admitted that you had some interest in a mill or mills (we did not press him on this, being most upset at this information which was news to us) that necessitated your riding about alone, or attended by a ruffian who, Captain Butler assures us, is a murderer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Gavroche did not shut his eyes to the fact that the old man, in the first place, and the child in the second, would make but two mouthfuls for that redoubtable ruffian eighteen years of age.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
I shall watch over your departure, you ruffian, and at that moment I will count out to you twenty thousand francs.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
No man can leave his family at night without the dread that some roving Negro ruffian is watching and waiting for this opportunity.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
Vampa gazed on him for a moment without betraying the slightest emotion; while, on the contrary, Teresa, shuddering in every limb, dared not approach the slain ruffian but by degrees, and threw a hesitating glance at the dead body over the shoulder of her lover.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Meanwhile, the infant ruffian continued sucking; and glowered up at me defyingly, as he slavered into the jug.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context