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 Meanings and Examples of SCOUNDREL
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
scoundrel
 n.  a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  And because he was a gentleman and himself trustworthy, he trusted every scoundrel who came along and several times would have lost money for her if she had not tactfully intervened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
2  Miss Melly will believe any plausible scoundrel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
3  The old man had remarked that she must not value his hide very much if she did not feel some gratitude to Rhett Butler, even if the man was a Scallawag and a scoundrel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
4  And Father Merriwether intends to call and he talks like he was in his dotage and says he's grateful to that scoundrel, even if I'm not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  I shouldn't have given the old scoundrel shelter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
6  The fact that a black scoundrel is allowed to live and utter such loathsome and repulsive calumnies is a volume of evidence as to the wonderful patience of Southern whites.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
7  Made it all out of hogs, too, damn ole scoundrel.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  "The old scoundrel said the case was filled," he said.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
9  My business was to declare myself a scoundrel, and whether I did it with a bow or a bluster was of little importance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
10  I was convinced that the scoundrel spoke of himself, and I saw my conviction reflected in Miss Dartle's face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
11  I have been under a Taboo in that infernal scoundrel's service.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
12  A crucible into which destiny casts a man, whenever it desires a scoundrel or a demi-god.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
13  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
14  Near the table, upon which Marius descried a pen, ink, and paper, sat a man about sixty years of age, small, thin, livid, haggard, with a cunning, cruel, and uneasy air; a hideous scoundrel.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI—THE WILD MAN IN HIS LAIR
15  She thought that some of them had been laying violent hands on me; and, not daring to attack her master, she turned her vocal artillery against the younger scoundrel.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  It was especially galling to be criticised by this scoundrel.