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scoundrel
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  • Look here! Remember that old scoundrel Benoni Carr, that I introduced as a great pharmacologist at the medical banquet?
  • To demand that he be accurate in his statements, to quote Raymond Pearl’s dictum: "As a matter of objective scientific fact, extremely little is known about why the mortality from tuberculosis has declined"—this was to be a scoundrel who really liked to befoul the pavements.
  • One of the papers had an innocent squib: Probably a certain amount of hypocrisy is inevitable in us sinful human critters, but when a public official tries to pose as a saint while indulging in every vice, and tries to cover up his gross ignorance and incompetence by pulling political wires, and makes a holy show of himself by not even doing a first-class job of wirepulling, then even the cussedest of us old scoundrels begins to holler for the meat-ax.

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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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