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  • Each state determines how long a felon is denied the right to vote.
  • It’s difficult for ex-felons to find work.
  • "We’re felons," says Lev.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Felons don’t work at the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • I might be a convicted felon, but as the daughter of teachers, I had a strong aversion to cheating on tests.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Putting someone who has not yet been tried in a prison reserved for convicted felons is almost never done.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I hope you know that some of them are serious felons.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Felon!
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Like a felon suddenly thrown into solitary confinement, I found myself feeding off the unburned fat of inward resources I barely knew I possessed.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Is Patch a felon?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • Condemned to die, he begged to be beheaded like a gentleman, rather than hanged as a felon.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They are housed, at times, in the same pod with accused rapists and other felons.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He is a felon of the highest grade.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I do defy thy conjurations, And apprehend thee for a felon here.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He died a more wretched, hopeless, heart-broken prisoner than the felons who pay the penalty of their crimes at the galleys of Toulon.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Neither the name of Smith or Hickock was reflected in the felon registration file.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Are you willing to risk her life out of loyalty to a felon?
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I am the lineal descendant of that infant—I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I, forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companionship of felons on a raft!
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Crider bused in workers from a homeless shelter, and even cut a deal with local corrections officials that resulted in a controversial program to compel probationers and convicted felons to work in the plant as part of their restitution for their crimes.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Looking at the Jury and the turbulent audience, he might have thought that the usual order of things was reversed, and that the felons were trying the honest men.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And Dunstan’s mind was as dull as the mind of a possible felon usually is.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • But she had never envisioned herself prowling halls and staircases like a nervous felon, with a knife clasped in one hand to use against Jack.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I am almost ashamed to own—yes, even in this felon’s cell, I am almost ashamed to own—that the terror and horror with which the animal inspired me, had been heightened by one of the merest chimaeras it would be possible to conceive.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • I couldn’t have imagined it then, but that phone call would mark the beginning of a decade long adventure through scientific laboratories, hospitals, and mental institutions, with a cast of characters that would include Nobel laureates, grocery store clerks, convicted felons, and a professional con artist.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • If I had often thought before, with something allied to shame, of my companionship with the fugitive whom I had once seen limping among those graves, what were my thoughts on this Sunday, when the place recalled the wretch, ragged and shivering, with his felon iron and badge!
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The felon’s home in a penitentiary is preferable.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • In our station-houses, men and women are every night confined on the most trivial charges—the word is worth noting—in dungeons, compared with which, those in Newgate, occupied by the most atrocious felons, tried, found guilty, and under sentence of death, are palaces.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • She looked, and as she scanned the distance she said in her own heart, ’Surely this is some felon; where is he going now?’
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • To his mind Lamorak deserved death, like a felon, because he and his father had injured the Orkney clan.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • [1] If thou considerest well this doctrine, and bringest to mind who are those that up above, outside,[2] suffer punishment, thou wilt see clearly why from these felons they are divided, and why less wroth the divine vengeance hammers them.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "That was a felon stroke!" exclaimed the Black Knight, as the steed fell to the earth, bearing his rider along with him.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Truly, sir, I saw every deal, how and in what wise, and therefore, sir, how should I suffer in your presence such a felon and traitor as Sir Palomides; for I saw him with mine eyes, how he beheld you when ye went out of the field.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • One gate there only was, and that looked east On the other side: which when the arch-felon saw, Due entrance he disdained; and, in contempt, At one flight bound high over-leaped all bound Of hill or highest wall, and sheer within Lights on his feet.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Stooping over, he kissed on the fair cheek his fellow-man, a felon in martial law, one who though on the confines of death he felt he could never convert to a dogma; nor for all that did he fear for his future.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • They are right in this much—that their own ingenuity is a faithful representative of that of the mass; but when the cunning of the individual felon is diverse in character from their own, the felon foils them, of course.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • "He hev been away from home for a few days, since he’s had that felon upon his finger; for ’a said, since I can’t work I’ll have a hollerday."
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • A felon.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • "I repeat that I grant it," replied Don Quixote; "and so, lady, you may from this day forth lay aside the melancholy that distresses you, and let your failing hopes gather new life and strength, for with the help of God and of my arm you will soon see yourself restored to your kingdom, and seated upon the throne of your ancient and mighty realm, notwithstanding and despite of the felons who would gainsay it; and now hands to the work, for in delay there is apt to be danger."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • ’Here’s the vagrant—the felon—the rebel—the monster of unthankfulness.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • We waited for ten minutes after the car drove away, then, unrepentant little felons that we were, broke in.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Lydgate pleaded for those whose fathers and mothers had over-eaten themselves, but Mrs. Farebrother held that view of things dangerous: Nature was more just than that; it would be easy for any felon to say that his ancestors ought to have been hanged instead of him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …condition I had been in for some years, I had not kept up any correspondence with them; and that he would easily believe, I should find but a cold reception from them if I should be put to make my first visit in the condition of a transported felon; that therefore, if I went thither, I resolved not to see them; but that I had many views in going there, if it should be my fate, which took off all the uneasy part of it; and if he found himself obliged to go also, I should easily instruct…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • …or other provide a good husband for her in the end—either Blifil, or my lord, or somebody else; but as to poor Jones, such are the calamities in which he is at present involved, owing to his imprudence, by which if a man doth not become felon to the world, he is at least a felo de se; so destitute is he now of friends, and so persecuted by enemies, that we almost despair of bringing him to any good; and if our reader delights in seeing executions, I think he ought not to lose any…
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He had never had his picture in the newspapers except as a felon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • A common man, an impostor, a felon, was never thus waited upon.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • As far as he knew, she might be a felon with a list of heinous crimes on her rap sheet.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Believe what they tell you, stoke up your wrath, And drive me like a felon from your path.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • One might show you the execution of a felon, or show you one’s little finger.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • You fly like a felon.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • The righteous is not innocent of the deeds of the wicked, And the white-handed is not clean in the doings of the felon.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
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