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Definition someone without moral principles
  • He's a scoundrel. Don't trust him.
scoundrel = someone without moral principles
  • He is the most intolerable scoundrel on the face of the earth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • scoundrel = someone without moral principles
  • Dmitri Karamazov is a scoundrel, but not a thief.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • scoundrel = someone without good moral principles
  • After all this long journey, and after all we'd done for them scoundrels, here it was all come to nothing, everything all busted up and ruined, because they could have the heart to serve Jim such a trick as that, and make him a slave again all his life, and amongst strangers, too, for forty dirty dollars.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • scoundrels = people without moral principles
  • You old scoundrel, I didn't, and you know I didn't.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I warn you as a friend, and an honest one that wants to protect you and keep you out of harm and trouble, to turn your backs on that scoundrel and have nothing to do with him,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • To put it bluntly: a scoundrel will still be a scoundrel behind barbed wire.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Remember that old scoundrel Benoni Carr, that I introduced as a great pharmacologist at the medical banquet?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • OEDIPUS His will was set forth fully—to destroy The parricide, the scoundrel; and I am he.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • A scoundrel to play a poor wife such tricks.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • That Callender was a malicious scoundrel was undeniable and more than enough for many people to dismiss his charges out of hand.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "What a wretch! what a scoundrel! what an infamy!" she said to herself, as she fled with nervous steps beneath the aspens of the path.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Her arm was pressed again, as he added, in a more broken and subdued accent, "The feelings of the warmest friendship—Indignation—Abominable scoundrel!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • "—They listened for a moment to her voice across the way: "The man's a scoundrel, but he's a cat of the stripe.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • You an' Shade Buckheath—you p'ar o' scoundrels—give me back my silver specimens!
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The thing has happened—the scoundrel has backed out!
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "Is this where you tell me that I'm a scoundrel, and I say that I think you like me because I'm a scoundrel?
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Even that legendary scoundrel William the Conqueror had a second nickname: "the Great Builder."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "Chloroform the scoundrel," he roars madly.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 'She's the wife of a scoundrel,' I answered.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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