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scamp
 n.  one that is dishonest or troublemaker, especially a impish youngster
Classic Sentence:
1  He was a miserable scamp, a sort of mendicant musician, a lazy beggar, who beat her, and who abandoned her as she had taken him, in disgust.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
2  He has been recognized by four persons; the old scamp will be condemned.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
3  Thenardier, who was, above all, an astute and well-balanced man, was a scamp of a temperate sort.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
4  The first scamp that happens along lets his beard grow like a goat's, thinks himself a real scoundrel, and abandons his old relatives.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE SUBSTITUTE
5  She had exchanged rags with the first young scamp she came across who had thought it amusing to dress like a woman, while Eponine disguised herself like a man.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
6  How strange that Ashley should be impressed by something that scamp had said a year ago.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  Undeniably Captain Butler was a scamp, for all that he danced divinely.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
8  No one but a scamp would say the things about the Confederacy that he had said at the bazaar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  She loved him, scamp, blackguard, without scruple or honor--at least, honor as Ashley saw it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
10  He refused the cross; he bestowed sous on all the little scamps he came across.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
11  One day, in the Rue de l'Universite, one of these scamps was putting his thumb to his nose at the carriage gate of No.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—IN WHICH THE READER WILL FIND A CHARMING SAY...
12  From the impeachment of Strafford to Farmer Lynch's short way with the scamps of Virginia there have been many triumphs of justice which are mockeries of law.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
Example Sentence:
1  He was such an engaging scamp that his mother almost lacked the heart to punish him.