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  • You do look like some kind of desperado, John Grady said.†   (source)
  • But none of his friends seemed to be there though he thought that he had caught sight of the Du-dorov boy-he could not quite remember his name-that desperado who had so recently had a bullet extracted from his shoulder and who was again hanging about in places where he had no business to be.†   (source)
  • Out there, somewhere, lived desperados, robbers, road-agents, murderers.†   (source)
  • They were bandits, desperados, murderers, lost, but each remembered in her a mother or a sister.†   (source)
  • There were desperados whose glittering eyes showed they had no gold with which to gamble.†   (source)
  • She didn't like the looks of this elderly desperado but his presence would simplify matters.†   (source)
  • Melly, I wouldn't have that old desperado in my house," said Scarlett crossly.†   (source)
  • Clem Tambow, Jimmy's cousin, had a healthy laugh on us for the debate on burning down the store and the other desperado proposals.†   (source)
  • It was an embarrassing situation, having the old desperado sitting in judgment upon her, and it was still more embarrassing to know that her family and friends agreed with the old man.†   (source)
  • Surely this was the face of a desperado.†   (source)
  • And is that nice Mr. Nels a desperado, too?†   (source)
  • I was a young buck them days, an' purty much of a desperado, I'm thinkin'.†   (source)
  • He was a typical Texas desperado, had never been anything else.†   (source)
  • She was no girl to be dragged into the mountain fastness by a desperado and made a plaything.†   (source)
  • Kells threw up both hands as if it was useless to argue or reason with this desperado.†   (source)
  • Helen remembered hearing her uncle say that a real Westerner hated nothing so hard as the swaggering desperado, the make-believe gunman who pretended to sail under the true, wild, and reckoning colors of the West.†   (source)
  • "I said you was a low-down, drunken cow-puncher, a tough as damn near a desperado as we ever hed on the border," went on Hawe, deliberately.†   (source)
  • If Riggs follows me and tries any of his four-flush desperado games he'll have his hands full," said Bo, grimly.†   (source)
  • Six or seven of the desperado class remained behind, bent on mischief; and they were reinforced by more arrivals from Stonebridge.†   (source)
  • The bloody little desperado smiled cheerfully, and he dropped his right hand down to the butt of his gun.†   (source)
  • You desperado!†   (source)
  • There is nothing like the perils of whaling to breed this free and easy sort of genial, desperado philosophy; and with it I now regarded this whole voyage of the Pequod, and the great White Whale its object.†   (source)
  • The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring.†   (source)
  • When the civilised World-Market coveted a country not yet in its clutches, some transparent pretext was found—the suppression of a slavery different from and not so cruel as that of commerce; the pushing of a religion no longer believed in by its promoters; the 'rescue' of some desperado or homicidal madman whose misdeeds had got him into trouble amongst the natives of the 'barbarous' country—any stick, in short, which would beat the dog at all.†   (source)
  • In truth, well nigh the whole of this passage being attended by very prosperous breezes, the Town-Ho had all but certainly arrived in perfect safety at her port without the occurrence of the least fatality, had it not been for the brutal overbearing of Radney, the mate, a Vineyarder, and the bitterly provoked vengeance of Steelkilt, a Lakeman and desperado from Buffalo.†   (source)
  • A whale wounded (as we afterwards learned) in this part, but not effectually, as it seemed, had broken away from the boat, carrying along with him half of the harpoon line; and in the extraordinary agony of the wound, he was now dashing among the revolving circles like the lone mounted desperado Arnold, at the battle of Saratoga, carrying dismay wherever he went.†   (source)
  • At last she come and begun to ask me questions, but I COULDN'T answer them straight, I didn't know which end of me was up; because these men was in such a fidget now that some was wanting to start right NOW and lay for them desperadoes, and saying it warn't but a few minutes to midnight; and others was trying to get them to hold on and wait for the sheep-signal; and here was Aunty pegging away at the questions, and me a-shaking all over and ready to sink down in my tracks I was that…   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans use desperados.
  • Their phones rested screens-down between them, like the weapons of desperadoes at a parley.†   (source)
  • They are ragtag desperadoes with nothing to lose.†   (source)
  • But I did not know her brother or the desperadoes who risked their lives on these ventures.†   (source)
  • Desperadoes, he says, desperadoes.†   (source)
  • Bryan thought of Wyatt Earp, of Doc Holliday and the desperadoes who had once ridden through town, but she'd been drawn to the street parade that might've been in Anytown, U.S.A. It was here, caught up in the pageantry and the flavor, that she'd asked Shade his opinion of the right angle for shooting a horse and rider, and he in turn had taken her advice on capturing a tiny, bespangled majorette.†   (source)
  • Ignorant, restless desperadoes, without conscience or principles, have led a deluded multitude to follow their standard under pretense of grievances which have no existence but in their imaginations.†   (source)
  • He gave me a look that linked us as spiritual allies, resolute desperadoes in headlong flight from the false and sinister veneer of Charleston.†   (source)
  • The next day, up in the more affluent North Division, Jonas Hutchinson was numbed by the spectacle he beheld: "As far as the fire reached, the city is thronged with desperadoes who are plundering and trying to set new fires….†   (source)
  • In that sense, we who scratch in the dust are desperadoes and outlaws, and our lives are tremendously exciting.†   (source)
  • They walked in step, jangling their fetters— lost souls, desperadoes who filled one's heart with terror.†   (source)
  • Were there other ex-convicts at large, like Archie, murderers, desperadoes, thieves, pardoned for their crimes, in the name of the Confederacy?†   (source)
  • Then to make our exit more conspicuous, she called the two desperadoes who keep order at her place and had us dragged downstairs, fighting, and through the barroom and thrown out into the street as brawling drunks who were disturbing the place.†   (source)
  • Like so many desperadoes of his ilk, he was victim of a passion to kill for the sake of killing.†   (source)
  • And now I began to feel that I was neglecting my business, that since I had been so foolhardy as to come ashore with these desperadoes, the least I could do was to overhear them at their councils, and that my plain and obvious duty was to draw as close as I could manage, under the favourable ambush of the crouching trees.†   (source)
  • Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head in some secluded spot outside the city proper, famished loiterers of the Thames embankment category they might be hanging about there or simply marauders ready to decamp with whatever boodle they could in one fell swoop at a moment's notice, your money or…†   (source)
  • At Monticello Shefford stood off a band of desperadoes, and this time Shefford experienced a strange, sickening shock in the wounding of a man.†   (source)
  • He would rob a man as if only to demonstrate his poor opinion of the creature, and he would bring to the shooting or maiming of some quiet, unoffending stranger a savage and vengeful earnestness fit to terrify the most reckless of desperadoes.†   (source)
  • These men lined up before Duane, and as he coolly regarded them he thought they could have been recognized anywhere as desperadoes.†   (source)
  • Outlaws, ex-soldiers, adventurers, desperadoes, tenderfeet, plainsmen, and pioneers looking for new ground, and farmers out on a hunt to make money.†   (source)
  • But Jett did not understand Western men, much less desperadoes such as Follonsbee and Pruitt manifestly were.†   (source)
  • All their hopes of life became suddenly centered in that dilapidated, mean newcomer, who in profound silence clambered clumsily over a felled tree-trunk, and shivering, with his sour, mistrustful face, looked about at the knot of bearded, anxious, sleepless desperadoes.†   (source)
  • He asked himself what it signified to him whether Isabel's admirers should be desperadoes or laggards; they were not rivals of his and were perfectly welcome to act out their genius.†   (source)
  • They were rough-looking desperadoes, with sun-blackened faces, and an immensity of beard; their wide short trousers were confined about the waist by belts, often clasped with a rough plate of gold, and sustaining always a long knife, and in some instances, a sword.†   (source)
  • Like desperadoes they tugged and they strained, till the welcome cry was heard—"Stand up, Tashtego!†   (source)
  • But Steelkilt and his desperadoes were too much for them all; they succeeded in gaining the forecastle deck, where, hastily slewing about three or four large casks in a line with the windlass, these sea-Parisians entrenched themselves behind the barricade.†   (source)
  • Among them were numerous names of strange objects: /lariat/, /lasso/, /ranch/, /loco/ (weed), /mustang/, /sombrero/, /canyon/, /desperado/, /poncho/, /chapparel/, /corral/, /broncho/, /plaza/, [Pg087] /peon/, /cayuse/, /burro/, /mesa/, /tornado/, /sierra/ and /adobe/.†   (source)
  • Pure I came to him whom Heaven bestowed upon me, pure I shall leave him; and at the worst bathed in my own chaste blood and in the foul blood of the falsest friend that friendship ever saw in the world;" and as she uttered these words she paced the room holding the unsheathed dagger, with such irregular and disordered steps, and such gestures that one would have supposed her to have lost her senses, and taken her for some violent desperado instead of a delicate woman.†   (source)
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