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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom saw no reason why they should not make up this quarrel as they had done many others, by behaving as if nothing had happened; for though he had never before said to Philip that his father was a rogue, this idea had so habitually made part of his feeling as to the relation between himself and his dubious schoolfellow, who he could neither like nor dislike, that the mere utterance did not make such an epoch to him as it did to Philip.
  • But I’m an honest man’s son, and your father’s a rogue; everybody says so!"
  • I am a bit of a Do, you know; but it isn’t that sort o’ Do,—it’s on’y when a feller’s a big rogue, or a big flat, I like to let him in a bit, that’s all."
  • Philip was often peevish and contemptuous; and Tom’s more specific and kindly impressions gradually melted into the old background of suspicion and dislike toward him as a queer fellow, a humpback, and the son of a rogue.
  • "Oh, he’s a queer fellow," said Tom, curtly, "and he’s as sulky as can be with me, because I told him his father was a rogue.

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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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