VILLAIN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VILLAIN
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villain
 n.  a bad person who harms others or breaks the law; someone who does evil deliberately
 n.  the principal bad character in a film or fiction
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  If he neglects, I will have the unbelieving villain's head.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  I had strange thoughts of what had befallen me, when the door of my dungeon creaked, and two villain monks entered.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
3  The staple to which my chains were fixed, was more rusted than I or the villain Abbot had supposed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
4  I am more intent on punishing that villain Abbot.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  It seems to me, Ryder, that there is the making of a very pretty villain in you.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
6  And he is waiting, this villain, beside that candle.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
7  He has lied to me, the villain, in every conceivable way.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
8  But there was no sign within it of that desperate and defiant villain whom we expected to see.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
9  You see that even a villain and murderer can inspire such affection that his brother turns to suicide when he learns that his neck is forfeited.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
10  Mr. Alec stopped to see if he could help the dying man, and so the villain got clean away.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
11  This villain was able to terrorise him the instant that he got into his presence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
12  To-morrow is the last day of grace, and unless we can get the letters to-night, this villain will be as good as his word and will bring about her ruin.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
13  We have had our eyes upon this Mr. Milverton for some time, and, between ourselves, he was a bit of a villain.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
14  Theresa was always my friend, for she loved Mary and hated this villain almost as much as I did.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
15  "It's the best we've had yet," said Meg, as the dead villain sat up and rubbed his elbows.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
Example Sentence:
1  Lago is a malevolent villain who takes pleasure in ruining Othello.
2  The villain carried off the young girl and tied her to the railway line.
3  At the end of the movie the villain got what was coming to him and was put in jail.
4  The heroine had to spurn the villain's advances.
5  Some people believe that Richard III did not murder his nephews and was not the villain he is generally thought to have been.
6  It's hard to identify the real villain of the piece in this case.
7  He was financially involved with a villain.
8  A man may smile and smile and be villain.
9  And the poor old stick used to cry out 'Oh you villains childs!' -- and then we sermonized her on the presumption of attempting to teach such clever blades as we were, when she was herself so ignorant.
10  But could these wacky wayfarers carry an entire movie on their own, or would they be doomed to eternal second-bananahood, relegated to supporting tacky villains who lacked their ineffable effervescence?
11  A police clampdown on car thieves hit a snag when villains stole one of their cars.