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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Dmitri Karamazov is a scoundrel, but not a thief.
  • ’You wicked scoundrel!
  • I love you even without the brandy, but with scoundrels I am a scoundrel.
  • Ah, you scoundrel!
  • And, scoundrel as I was, she was altogether at my mercy, body and soul.
  • They are all scoundrels!
  • At that moment she was beautiful because she was noble, and I was a scoundrel; she in all the grandeur of her generosity and sacrifice for her father, and I—a bug!
  • I said to him: ’You’re a scoundrel,’ I said.
  • ’No,’ said he, ’I’m not a scoundrel, but I’m broad-minded.’
  • Out of the way, scoundrel!
  • He only now realized it, though Alyosha had just told him of the insult, and Katerina Ivanovna’s cry: "Your brother is a scoundrel!"
  • "Yes, I am a scoundrel, a thorough scoundrel!" he said suddenly, in a gloomy voice.
  • "Yes, I am a scoundrel, a thorough scoundrel!" he said suddenly, in a gloomy voice.
  • Your Ivan is a scoundrel!
  • He is a scoundrel, your Ivan!
  • I love you even without the brandy, but with scoundrels I am a scoundrel.
  • There you see how dearly these fine young ladies love a rake and a scoundrel.
  • I will give satisfaction, though you are a scoundrel.’
  • If I take it, I shan’t be behaving like a scoundrel?
  • In your eyes, Alexey Fyodorovitch, I shan’t be a scoundrel?
  • They are swindlers, only there the scoundrel wears polished boots and here he grovels in filth and sees no harm in it.
  • "You seem to be a perfect idiot, and what’s more …. an awful scoundrel, too."
  • "I am a scoundrel," he whispered to himself.
  • And tell him, too, in my words: ’Grushenka has fallen to a scoundrel, and not to you, noble heart.’
  • I’m a scoundrel, but I’m satisfied with myself.
  • And yet I’m tortured by the thought that I’m a scoundrel, but satisfied with myself.
  • I hurt you just now, so forgive me and have pity on me, forgive a scoundrel….
  • If I call him a scoundrel, it doesn’t mean that I called all Poland so.
  • He looked too closely at my socks, and turned them inside out on purpose to show every one how dirty they were—the scoundrel!
  • I’m a scoundrel to bring her into it.
  • So in that case I should be a scoundrel, but not a thief, you may say what you like, not a thief!
  • Every man may be a scoundrel, and perhaps every man is a scoundrel, but not every one can be a thief, it takes an arch-scoundrel to be that.
  • Every man may be a scoundrel, and perhaps every man is a scoundrel, but not every one can be a thief, it takes an arch-scoundrel to be that.
  • Every man may be a scoundrel, and perhaps every man is a scoundrel, but not every one can be a thief, it takes an arch-scoundrel to be that.
  • Oh, of course, I don’t know how to make these fine distinctions …. but a thief is lower than a scoundrel, that’s my conviction.
  • Because, with that I destroyed, too, my dream of going to Katya and saying, ’I’m a scoundrel, but not a thief!’
  • I have learnt that it’s not only impossible to live a scoundrel, but impossible to die a scoundrel….
  • I have learnt that it’s not only impossible to live a scoundrel, but impossible to die a scoundrel….
  • Pan Mussyalovitch at once called attention to the word "scoundrel" and begged that it should be put down in the protocol.
  • I couldn’t make up my mind, I didn’t dare even to tell Alyosha, my brother, about that fifteen hundred: I felt I was such a scoundrel and such a pickpocket.
  • You’re a scoundrel!
  • I should be a beast and a scoundrel, and whatever you like; but not a thief, not altogether a thief, or I should not have brought back what was left, but have kept that, too.
  • A scoundrel!
  • "I’ve been a scoundrel to one of them, and I shall be a scoundrel again to the other directly," was his feeling then, as he explained after: "and when Grushenka knows, she won’t care for such a scoundrel."
  • "I’ve been a scoundrel to one of them, and I shall be a scoundrel again to the other directly," was his feeling then, as he explained after: "and when Grushenka knows, she won’t care for such a scoundrel."
  • "I’ve been a scoundrel to one of them, and I shall be a scoundrel again to the other directly," was his feeling then, as he explained after: "and when Grushenka knows, she won’t care for such a scoundrel."
  • Of his relations with Grushenka, past and present, Pan Mussyalovitch spoke proudly and warmly, so that Mitya was roused at once and declared that he would not allow the "scoundrel" to speak like that in his presence!
  • Next day I go and take that half to her: ’Katya, take this fifteen hundred from me, I’m a low beast, and an untrustworthy scoundrel, for I’ve wasted half the money, and I shall waste this, too, so keep me from temptation!’
  • ’You’ve done a nasty thing,’ I said, ’you are a scoundrel.
  • A scoundrel of some sort, most likely.
  • Why, as he reached Moscow, had he said to himself, "I am a scoundrel"?
  • So you thought then, you scoundrel, that together with Dmitri I meant to kill my father?
  • I bow down to the ground before you, for I’ve been a scoundrel to you.
  • Though I’ve been a scoundrel to you, I am not a thief!
  • "Then it’s for the salvation of my soul you are working, is it, you scoundrel?"
  • Despise me as a scoundrel, despise me, all of you!
  • I love Russia, Alyosha, I love the Russian God, though I am a scoundrel myself.
  • If I break off with her now, she will avenge herself on me by ruining that scoundrel to-morrow at the trial, for she hates him and knows she hates him.
  • They are all scoundrels.
  • Listen, scoundrel, if I had reckoned on any one then, it would have been on you, not on Dmitri, and I swear I did expect some wickedness from you …. at the time….
  • Speak, scoundrel!
  • " "You scoundrel!
  • And then the idea presented itself to him that he would go to Katerina Ivanovna, lay before her the fifteen hundred roubles he still carried round his neck, and say, ’I am a scoundrel, but not a thief.’
  • Listen, I carry the money about me a whole month, I may make up my mind to give it back to-morrow, and I’m a scoundrel no longer, but I cannot make up my mind, you see, though I’m making up my mind every day, and every day spurring myself on to do it, and yet for a whole month I can’t bring myself to it, you see.
  • But his chief trouble, I must explain however obscurely, lay in the fact that to have that sum he knew of, to have the right to take it, he must first restore Katerina Ivanovna’s three thousand—if not, "I’m a common pickpocket, I’m a scoundrel, and I don’t want to begin a new life as a scoundrel," Mitya decided.
  • But his chief trouble, I must explain however obscurely, lay in the fact that to have that sum he knew of, to have the right to take it, he must first restore Katerina Ivanovna’s three thousand—if not, "I’m a common pickpocket, I’m a scoundrel, and I don’t want to begin a new life as a scoundrel," Mitya decided.
  • I’ll think it over and let you know through Smurov’—that’s the boy who’s just come with me; he’s always ready to do anything for me—’whether I will have anything to do with you in the future or whether I give you up for good as a scoundrel.’
  • The final stage of this decision, so to say, had been reached only during the last hours, that is, after his last interview with Alyosha, two days before, on the high-road, on the evening when Grushenka had insulted Katerina Ivanovna, and Mitya, after hearing Alyosha’s account of it, had admitted that he was a scoundrel, and told him to tell Katerina Ivanovna so, if it could be any comfort to her.
  • It was like the talk of a drunken man, who, on his return home, begins with extraordinary heat telling his wife or one of his household how he has just been insulted, what a rascal had just insulted him, what a fine fellow he is on the other hand, and how he will pay that scoundrel out; and all that at great length, with great excitement and incoherence, with drunken tears and blows on the table.
  • ’) An attractive theory for scoundrels!
  • ) Not for scoundrels, but for pedantic poseurs, ’haunted by profound, unsolved doubts.’
  • Your brother’s a scoundrel, Alexey Fyodorovitch."
  • "It doesn’t matter whether I cried or not, I’m a scoundrel!
  • While I have that money on me, he said, I am a scoundrel, not a thief, for I can always go to my insulted betrothed, and, laying down half the sum I have fraudulently appropriated, I can always say to her, ’You see, I’ve squandered half your money, and shown I am a weak and immoral man, and, if you like, a scoundrel’ (I use the prisoner’s own expressions), ’but though I am a scoundrel, I am not a thief, for if I had been a thief, I shouldn’t have brought you back this half of the…
  • …not a thief, for I can always go to my insulted betrothed, and, laying down half the sum I have fraudulently appropriated, I can always say to her, ’You see, I’ve squandered half your money, and shown I am a weak and immoral man, and, if you like, a scoundrel’ (I use the prisoner’s own expressions), ’but though I am a scoundrel, I am not a thief, for if I had been a thief, I shouldn’t have brought you back this half of the money, but should have taken it as I did the other half!’
  • …not a thief, for I can always go to my insulted betrothed, and, laying down half the sum I have fraudulently appropriated, I can always say to her, ’You see, I’ve squandered half your money, and shown I am a weak and immoral man, and, if you like, a scoundrel’ (I use the prisoner’s own expressions), ’but though I am a scoundrel, I am not a thief, for if I had been a thief, I shouldn’t have brought you back this half of the money, but should have taken it as I did the other half!’
  • He has had only one thing to say since: ’I’ll kill you, you scoundrel, if you miss her,’ I feel certain, sir, that I shall have a long fit to-morrow."
  • "He’s struggling, the scoundrel!
  • You’re a little scoundrel, that’s what you are."
  • "Surely you don’t think me such an out and out scoundrel as that?
  • And put down, too, that, in spite of the protocol I still declare that he’s a scoundrel!" he cried.
  • "It wasn’t virtue kept me pure, and it wasn’t that I was afraid of Kuzma, but that I might hold up my head when I met him, and tell him he’s a scoundrel.
  • You’re a scoundrel!"
  • "He’s a scoundrel!
  • "If you have to choose between the two, father or son, you’d better choose the old man, if only you make sure the old scoundrel will marry you and settle some fortune on you beforehand.
  • ) "You know me now, a scoundrel, an avowed scoundrel, but let me tell you that I’ve never done anything before and never shall again, anything that can compare in baseness with the dishonor which I bear now at this very minute on my breast, here, here, which will come to pass, though I’m perfectly free to stop it.
  • ) "You know me now, a scoundrel, an avowed scoundrel, but let me tell you that I’ve never done anything before and never shall again, anything that can compare in baseness with the dishonor which I bear now at this very minute on my breast, here, here, which will come to pass, though I’m perfectly free to stop it.
  • I am a scoundrel, that’s all one can say."
  • "The same evening he struck himself on the breast, just on the upper part of the breast where the little bag was, and swore to his brother that he had the means of not being a scoundrel, but that still he would remain a scoundrel, for he foresaw that he would not use that means, that he wouldn’t have the character, that he wouldn’t have the will-power to do it.
  • "The same evening he struck himself on the breast, just on the upper part of the breast where the little bag was, and swore to his brother that he had the means of not being a scoundrel, but that still he would remain a scoundrel, for he foresaw that he would not use that means, that he wouldn’t have the character, that he wouldn’t have the will-power to do it.

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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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