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Definition a person who behaves badly
  • 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
  • miscreants = people who behave badly
  • Another slave would defecate into the mouth of the miscreant, who would then be gagged for four to five hours.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • None may stand before us once we set forth to cleanse Alagaesia of every miscreant, traitor, and subversive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • God save the miscreants from the two of us.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • In mid-December, a small collection of Jews and other miscreants was brought down Munich Street again, to Dachau.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 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
  • "Crime!" echoed Edwards: "is it a crime to drive a prying miscreant from his door?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Miscreant Foulon taken, my daughter!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • What miscreant lurked in them, presently to be detected by the activities of the law?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • 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
  • "There go two miscreants;" said he, "it is a pity they are not really related!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • 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
  • And here, gentlemen, the foul play of these miscreants must come out.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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

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