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Definition someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a serious crime (a felony)
  • Each state determines how long a felon is denied the right to vote.
  • It's difficult for ex-felons to find work.
  • He's not supposed to carry it since he's a felon, but he says that technically he doesn't carry it.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • felon = someone convicted of a serious crime
  • I have the misfortune to be a convicted felon, who has spent the last ten or a dozen years amongst the scum of the earth...
    E. Phillips Oppenheim  --  The Malefactor
  • A common man, an impostor, a felon, was never thus waited upon.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • I do defy thy conjurations, And apprehend thee for a felon here.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Are you willing to risk her life out of loyalty to a felon?
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Thus branded as a felon by myself, How had I dared to look you in the face?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • They are housed, at times, in the same pod with accused rapists and other felons.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • 'Here's the vagrant—the felon—the rebel—the monster of unthankfulness.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Felons don't work at the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Believe what they tell you, stoke up your wrath, And drive me like a felon from your path.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • "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
  • 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
  • Neither the name of Smith or Hickock was reflected in the felon registration file.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Well," I said, "when all the dogs and cats were eaten the Government passed a law that we should eat felons.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues

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