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  • felonious intent
  • I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.
    Jack Tatum (American Football Defensive Back)
  • In the 1940s unmarried people were not permitted to check into the same hotel room together; in addition, it was a felonious risk to falsely register as man and wife.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The white comprises part of his head, and the whole of his mouth, which makes him look as if he had just escaped from a felonious visit to a meal-bag.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • Leave those words, said Sir Gaheris, for an thou speak feloniously I will slay thee.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • One day he had stumbled while marching to class; the next day he was formally charged with ’breaking ranks while in formation, felonious assault, indiscriminate behavior, mopery, high treason, provoking, being a smart guy, listening to classical music and so on’.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Count One: That on or about the fifteenth day of November, 1959, one Richard Eugene Hickock did unlawfully, feloniously, willfully and with deliberation and premeditation, and while being engaged in the perpetration of a felony, kill and take the life of Herbert W. Clutter.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Something there is in it universally felt to be more shameful than even felonious crime.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • They were mostly of a felonious character; comprising the pen with which a celebrated forgery had been committed, a distinguished razor or two, some locks of hair, and several manuscript confessions written under condemnation,—upon which Mr. Wemmick set particular value as being, to use his own words, "every one of ’cause Lies, sir."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I had spent the first season well enough; for though I had contracted some acquaintance with a gentleman who came to the Bath for his diversion, yet I had entered into no felonious treaty, as it might be called.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders

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  • Mr Lillyvick stood higher than ever; for he had shown his power; hinted at his property and testamentary intentions; gained great credit for disinterestedness and virtue; and, in addition to all, was finally accommodated with a much larger tumbler of punch than that which Newman Noggs had so feloniously made off with.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …putting on a most wise and significant countenance, after a preface of several hums and hahs, told his sister, that upon more mature deliberation, he was of opinion, that "as there was no breaking up of the peace, such as the law," says he, "calls breaking open a door, or breaking a hedge, or breaking a head, or any such sort of breaking, the matter did not amount to a felonious kind of a thing, nor trespasses, nor damages, and, therefore, there was no punishment in the law for it."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Leave those words, said Sir Gaheris, for an thou speak feloniously I will slay thee.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • It is, moreover, a murder committed during a felonious act.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • I tremble to pronounce it, that a son Unto a father, and to such a father, Should have so foul, felonious intent!
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • "He is a pettifogger, and surely must know that there is such a thing as feloniously breaking into a man’s house."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Lori said it sounded outright felonious, but Dad said all he was doing was outsmarting the fat-cat bank owners who shylocked the common man by charging usurious interest rates.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • He was a federal judge of the first circuit caught in a government scam and convicted of felonious misconduct on the bench-read that as being very large in the bribery business.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She returned this fealty by causing it to be understood that she was even more incensed against the felonious shade of the deceased than anybody else was; thus, on the whole, she came out of her furnace like a wise woman, and did exceedingly well.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • And that other was a felonious knight, and awaited him, and smote him sore.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Why said Sir Harry, what knight is he? for well I wot it is a false knight, said Sir Harry, and a coward and a felonious knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And after, in the quest of the Sangreal, cowardly and feloniously they slew Dinadan, the which was great damage, for he was a great bourder and a passing good knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And at his departing there met him Sir Gawaine and his brethren, and with great pain they slew him feloniously, unto all good knights’ great damage.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And by good fortune he came to the court of King Arthur, and proved a passing good knight; and he revenged his father’s death, for the false King Mark slew both Sir Tristram and Alisander falsely and feloniously.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And then they pulled out their swords, and dressed their shields, and lashed together mightily as mighty knights, that well-nigh there was no piece of harness would hold them, for this Corsabrin was a passing felonious knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And that other was a felonious knight, and awaited him, and smote him sore.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • I beseech them all among them to find one knight that will fight for my sake with two brethren that I brought up of nought, and feloniously and traitorly they have slain me; wherefore I beseech one good knight to revenge my death.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Why said Sir Harry, what knight is he? for well I wot it is a false knight, said Sir Harry, and a coward and a felonious knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And after, in the quest of the Sangreal, cowardly and feloniously they slew Dinadan, the which was great damage, for he was a great bourder and a passing good knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And at his departing there met him Sir Gawaine and his brethren, and with great pain they slew him feloniously, unto all good knights’ great damage.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And by good fortune he came to the court of King Arthur, and proved a passing good knight; and he revenged his father’s death, for the false King Mark slew both Sir Tristram and Alisander falsely and feloniously.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And then they pulled out their swords, and dressed their shields, and lashed together mightily as mighty knights, that well-nigh there was no piece of harness would hold them, for this Corsabrin was a passing felonious knight.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • I beseech them all among them to find one knight that will fight for my sake with two brethren that I brought up of nought, and feloniously and traitorly they have slain me; wherefore I beseech one good knight to revenge my death.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Hadn’t her last note spelled it out, so plainly that an innocent six-year-old could have divined its meaning, and hadn’t I been negligent, feloniously so, in failing to hurry after her immediately rather than taking that brainless bus ride across the Potomac?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At the arraignment I pleaded ’Not guilty,’ and well I might, for I was indicted for felony and burglary; that is, for feloniously stealing two pieces of brocaded silk, value #46, the goods of Anthony Johnson, and for breaking open his doors; whereas I knew very well they could not pretend to prove I had broken up the doors, or so much as lifted up a latch.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • They were mostly of a felonious character...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And that is how Raffles and I joined felonious forces...
    E. W. Hornung  --  The Amateur Cracksman
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