’I consent, count, and am ready to overlook it; but you perceive that my wife—my wife’s a respectable woman —has been exposed to the persecution, and insults, and effrontery of young upstarts, scoundrels….’
One party, to which Katavasov belonged, saw in the opposite party a scoundrelly betrayal and treachery, while the opposite party saw in them childishness and lack of respect for the authorities.
And how vulgarly she shouted," he said to himself, remembering her shriek and the words—"scoundrel" and "mistress."
He’s persecuted by the police, of course, because he’s not a scoundrel."
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He’s a scoundrel. Don’t trust him.
He is the most intolerable scoundrel on the face of the earth.