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a teacher always on the lookout for miscreants
  a person who behaves badly
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  • a teacher always on the lookout for miscreants
  • we must attack now, before yonder miscreants are strengthened by their friends.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • If rape, murder, or any other miscreant activities were on Patch’s mind, he’d cornered me in the perfect place.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The miscreant was brought to stand on the plinth in the center of the square.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • What is it about those things and miscreants?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In mid-December, a small collection of Jews and other miscreants was brought down Munich Street again, to Dachau.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • A sudden fury rose within him and he felt a strong desire to take up his machete, go to the church and wipe out the entire vile and miscreant gang.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • And here, gentlemen, the foul play of these miscreants must come out.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Another slave would defecate into the mouth of the miscreant, who would then be gagged for four to five hours.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • None may stand before us once we set forth to cleanse Alagaesia of every miscreant, traitor, and subversive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I told you to take that loping miscreant under the line of white point; now, if your bullet went a hair’s breadth it went two inches above it.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • These, in their turn, cursed back at the blind miscreant, threatened him in horrid terms, and tried in vain to catch the stick and wrest it from his grasp.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • So am I purposed; never by my will Shall miscreants take precedence of true men, But all good patriots, alive or dead, Shall be by me preferred and honored.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • We have arrested the miscreant.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Where are there giants in Spain or miscreants in La Mancha, or enchanted Dulcineas, or all the rest of the silly things they tell about you?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • O vassal! miscreant!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Filch prowled the corridors with a horsewhip ready in his hands, desperate to catch miscreants, but the problem was that there were now so many of them he never knew which way to turn.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Stephen withstood the bane of miscreant eyes glinting stern under wrinkled brows.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So it befell on a time that the miscreant Saracens landed in the country of Cornwall soon after these Sessoins were gone.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And when he had finished and still stood alive and whole, their wavering impulse to break their oath and save the poor betrayed prisoner’s life faded and vanished away, for plainly this miscreant had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal to meddle with the property of such a power as that.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • OEDIPUS Whom can he mean, the miscreant thus denounced?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • She was a second wife, many years the junior of her husband; and the hoary-headed miscreant was enough to try the patience of a wiser and better woman.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • When we were there where it opens below to give passage to the scourged, the Leader said, "Stop, and let the sight strike on thee of these other miscreants, of whom thou hast not yet seen the face, because they have gone along in the same direction with us."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • My lord merely said to his head miscreant, coolly: "Put up the slaves and sell them!"
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But let these miscreants look well to themselves, for there is a day coming when I will require of them a heavy reckoning for this work.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • The miscreant, a bony young man scorched black by the sun, rose to greet her with the courtesy of a host and the assurance of a relative.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Next morning we let out, and had gone but a small distance from the city, when there came a multitude of people of the country to the gates of the city, demanding satisfaction of the Ruffian governor for insulting their priests, and burning their great Cham Cai-Thaungu, who dwelt in the sun, and no mortal would violate this image but some Christian miscreants; and being already no less than thirty thousand strong, they announced war against him and all his Christians.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • What miscreant lurked in them, presently to be detected by the activities of the law?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out — on their peril to keep me one minute longer — with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Fitzsimmons had gentled plenty of miscreants, but he had no answers for Hard Tack.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Then suddenly a terrible rumor was all over the town that this miscreant was no other than Fyodor Pavlovitch.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Rest assured, these miscreants will take the greatest care of him.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Let the miscreant charge, and then we’ll take it out like men; for the canoe he must not, and shall not have.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • And once when he was speaking of the benighted condition of the king of Timbuctoo, and the number of his wives who were likewise in darkness, some gipsy miscreant from the crowd asked, "How many is there at Queen’s Crawley, Young Squaretoes?" to the surprise of the platform, and the ruin of Mr. Pitt’s speech.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • For a whole week he was not able to sleep well, so much the villainy which he had played upon his trusting mother preyed upon his rag of conscience; but after that he began to get comfortable again, and was presently able to sleep like any other miscreant.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Moncharmin’s last phrase so dearly expressed the suspicion in which he now held his partner that it was bound to cause a stormy explanation, at the end of which it was agreed that Richard should yield to all Moncharmin’s wishes, with the object of helping him to discover the miscreant who was victimizing them.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • He is a German by birth, and is called Giant Transcendentalist; but as to his form, his features, his substance, and his nature generally, it is the chief peculiarity of this huge miscreant that neither he for himself, nor anybody for him, has ever been able to describe them.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • When Mr Lenville in a sudden burst of passion called the emperor a miscreant, and then biting his glove, said, ’But I must dissemble,’ instead of looking gloomily at the boards and so waiting for his cue, as is proper in such cases, he kept his eye fixed upon the London manager.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It was clear that the miscreant was in a parlous state.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • God save the miscreants from the two of us.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • You tell those fidgeting miscreants that they will stand in place all morning until it pleases me to acknowledge them.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • So it befell on a time that the miscreant Saracens landed in the country of Cornwall soon after these Sessoins were gone.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • "If there’s one, there’s thirty of the miscreants!" he said, in a sort of episode to his whispered comments.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The miscreants have written a tissue of calumny in their article, and these are the men who seek for truth, and do battle for the right!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • In both these cases the public becomes a prey to every miscreant, who can tamper successfully with the follies either of age or infancy.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • It was the black miscreants who perpetrated mutiny, murder, and the repeated torture of my clients during a harrowing voyage of more than eight weeks.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Trembling the miscreant stood, unarm’d and bound; He star’d, and roll’d his haggard eyes around, Then said: ’Alas! what earth remains, what sea Is open to receive unhappy me?
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • But it would be unwise to expose yourself on the water; for them miscreants are beginning to bethink them again of powder and bullets.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The concierge had lingered in the doorway for quite a while, holding the rats by their legs and keeping a sharp eye on the passers-by, on the off chance that the miscreants would give themselves away by grinning or by some facetious remark.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
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