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scoundrel
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War and Peace
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  • Disgrace the whole regiment because of one scoundrel?
  • "This is a mob of scoundrels and not an army," he was thinking as he went up to the window of the first house, when a familiar voice called him by name.
  • "I’d shoot them, the scoundrels!"
  • "And what has become of that scoundrel?" he asked Denisov.
  • But no, these must be only a handful of scoundrels.
  • The scoundrel is again at our heels!
  • ! you…. scoundrel!
  • Scoundrels!
  • "It can’t be helped It happens to everyone!" said the son, with a bold, free, and easy tone, while in his soul he regarded himself as a worthless scoundrel whose whole life could not atone for his crime.
  • I did not, and do not, in the least care about that scoundrel of a clerk who had stolen some boots from the recruits; I should even have been very glad to see him hanged, but I was sorry for my father—that again is for myself.
  • Then why was that scoundrel admitted?
  • There now, you turned Metivier out by the scruff of his neck because he is a Frenchman and a scoundrel, but our ladies crawl after him on their knees.
  • Does he think me a scoundrel, or an old fool who, without any reason, keeps his own daughter at a distance and attaches this Frenchwoman to himself?
  • "Scoundrel, what are you doing?" shouted the innkeeper, rushing to the cook.
  • "There will be less panic and less gossip," ran the broadsheet "but I will stake my life on it that scoundrel will not enter Moscow."
  • What a scoundrel!
  • The scoundrels!
  • "You’re a scoundrel and a blackguard, and I don’t know what deprives me from the pleasure of smashing your head with this!" said Pierre, expressing himself so artificially because he was talking French.
  • In answer to Rostov’s renewed questions, Denisov said, laughing, that he thought he remembered that some other fellow had got mixed up in it, but that it was all nonsense and rubbish, and he did not in the least fear any kind of trial, and that if those scoundrels dared attack him he would give them an answer that they would not easily forget.
  • We will do, completely do, and undo these scoundrels.
  • He found some scoundrel of a painter….
  • This man, Vereshchagin, is the scoundrel by whose doing Moscow is perishing.
  • And the scoundrel Rostopchin was punished by an order to burn down his houses.
  • "Such an insolent scoundrel!" he cried, growing hot again at the mere recollection of him.
  • However tempting it might be for the French to blame Rostopchin’s ferocity and for Russians to blame the scoundrel Bonaparte, or later on to place an heroic torch in the hands of their own people, it is impossible not to see that there could be no such direct cause of the fire, for Moscow had to burn as every village, factory, or house must burn which is left by its owners and in which strangers are allowed to live and cook their porridge.
  • A stout major was pacing up and down the line, and regardless of the screams kept repeating: "It’s a shame for a soldier to steal; a soldier must be honest, honorable, and brave, but if he robs his fellows there is no honor in him, he’s a scoundrel.
  • And he’s a scoundrel, a wretch—that’s a fact!"
  • Scoundrels!" yelled Kutuzov in a hoarse voice, waving his arms and reeling.
  • "Early tomorrow I shall go to his Serene Highness," he read ("Sirin Highness," said the tall fellow with a triumphant smile on his lips and a frown on his brow), "to consult with him to act, and to aid the army to exterminate these scoundrels.

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  • He’s a scoundrel. Don’t trust him.
  • He is the most intolerable scoundrel on the face of the earth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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