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rogue
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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)
  • Tom saw no reason why they should not make up this quarrel as they had done many others, by behaving as if nothing had happened; for though he had never before said to Philip that his father was a rogue, this idea had so habitually made part of his feeling as to the relation between himself and his dubious schoolfellow, who he could neither like nor dislike, that the mere utterance did not make such an epoch to him as it did to Philip.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — Maggie's Second Visit (10% in)
  • There's fools enoo, an' rogues enoo, wi'out lookin' i' books for 'em."
    1.4 — Book 1 Chapter 4 — Tom Is Expected (61% in)
  • But I'm an honest man's son, and your father's a rogue; everybody says so!"
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (76% in)
  • "Oh, he's a queer fellow," said Tom, curtly, "and he's as sulky as can be with me, because I told him his father was a rogue.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — Maggie's Second Visit (32% in)
  • Philip was often peevish and contemptuous; and Tom's more specific and kindly impressions gradually melted into the old background of suspicion and dislike toward him as a queer fellow, a humpback, and the son of a rogue.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — A Love-Scene (98% in)
  • I am a bit of a Do, you know; but it isn't that sort o' Do,—it's on'y when a feller's a big rogue, or a big flat, I like to let him in a bit, that's all."
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (91% in)
  • "Draw them off with your other hand," says Miss Lucy, roguishly.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — A Duet in Paradise (9% in)

There are no more uses of "rogue" in The Mill on the Floss.

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