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rogue
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Very true, sir; he, sir, he; that’s the rogue that put me into this apparel.
  • Not a more cowardly rogue in all Bohemia; if you had but looked big and spit at him, he’d have run.
  • An old sheep-whistling rogue, a ram-tender, to offer to have his daughter come into grace!
  • I know this man well: he hath been since an ape-bearer; then a process-server, a bailiff; then he compassed a motion of the Prodigal Son, and married a tinker’s wife within a mile where my land and living lies; and, having flown over many knavish professions, he settled only in rogue: some call him Autolycus.
  • I will bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard him: if he think it fit to shore them again, and that the complaint they have to the king concerns him nothing, let him call me rogue for being so far officious; for I am proof against that title, and what shame else belongs to’t.

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  • South Korea is always mindful of its rogue neighbor to the north.
  • The village is worried about a rogue elephant.

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