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rogue
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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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)
  • They put in the advertisement, one rogue has the temporary office, the other rogue incites the man to apply for it, and together they manage to secure his absence every morning in the week.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (93% in)
  • They put in the advertisement, one rogue has the temporary office, the other rogue incites the man to apply for it, and together they manage to secure his absence every morning in the week.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (94% in)

There are no more uses of "rogue" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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