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rogue
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
not normal and possibly dangerous — possibly alone
The exact meaning of rogue can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "a rogue state" — (politics) a dangerous country that ignores international conventions
  • "a rogue animal" — (especially of an elephant) dangerous and not living with or like its kind
  • "a rogue trader" — (finance) an employee who makes unauthorized and improper securities trades
  • "a rogue wave" — (oceanography) a dangerous wave that is much larger than others around it
  • "rogue cells" — (biology) tumor cells
  • "He is a rouge." — someone who is deceitful and unprincipled (though possibly liked despite that)
  • And I couldn't be a match for the rogues, without being a match for you, who are the blackest-looking and the worst rogue between this and France.
    Chapter 15 (49% in)
  • "I'd be a match for all noodles and all rogues," returned my sister, beginning to work herself into a mighty rage.
    Chapter 15 (48% in)
  • And I couldn't be a match for the rogues, without being a match for you, who are the blackest-looking and the worst rogue between this and France.
    Chapter 15 (49% in)
  • "If that makes a judge of rogues, you ought to be a good'un."
    Chapter 15 (50% in)

There are no more uses of "rogue" in Great Expectations.

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