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scoundrel
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 uses
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Definition
someone without moral principles
  • The only drawback is that there is no law, I fear, that can touch the scoundrel.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (71% in)
  • "There's a cold-blooded scoundrel!" said Holmes, laughing, as he threw himself down into his chair once more.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (94% in)
  • At the foot of the stairs, however, she met this Lascar scoundrel of whom I have spoken, who thrust her back and, aided by a Dane, who acts as assistant there, pushed her out into the street.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (34% in)
  • But he is a dirty scoundrel.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (78% in)
  • I know you, you scoundrel!
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (46% in)

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

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