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South Korea is always mindful of its rogue neighbor to the north.
  not normal and dangerous

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rogue roguery
The exact meaning of rogue is often subject to 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 rogue" — deceitful and unprincipled
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  • South Korea is always mindful of its rogue neighbor to the north.
  • The village is worried about a rogue elephant.
  • A rogue trader lost millions of dollars for the firm.
  • The oil platform was damaged by a rogue wave.

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  • Draw, you rogue,
    Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Thou kill’st me like a rogue and a villain.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • You rogue, here’s lime in this sack too
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • "Lily, if what you’re worried about is that the Shadowhunters will take it out on all Downworlders if some of us go rogue while they’re in Idris, well, that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • More shots rang out from the rogue Transvice; more people disappeared.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • And if he was talking about the drones, then this wasn’t some rogue unit scouring the countryside to waste possible carriers of the 3rd Wave so the unexposed wouldn’t be infected.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • After we went rogue in Dayton, Vosch dispatched two squads to hunt us down.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • What if this was some kind of test, to see if she’d report a rogue call?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • My chest drains of all heat thinking about what a rogue military group would do to an angel prisoner.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The rogue guard had gotten what he wanted.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Snow and mud lay thick on the earth, and rogue snowflakes drifted through the night sky.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • If I allowed a rogue to cheat me, I would deserve my fate.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Even including Herr Kamyer, the rogue male.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • "Why, that old rogue!" she said.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • One report cited in Buchanan’s book warned that sickly immigrants "would endanger children in school and at the movies, anyone standing in range of a rogue cough or sneeze, or patrons of fast-food restaurants whose food might be prepared by an ’invader.’
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • You’re jumping ship with Alex, making a run for it, going all rogue and Invalid on me."
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • "That rogue with the turkey leg in his mouth," Antinous continued, "that’s Hasdrubal of Carthage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • His rogue smile crept out.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I expect ye might at that, ye auld rogue.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Only rogue vampires drink human blood from living people," interjected Alec.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "Yes, my lord," the rogue boldly replied, "rabbit from the jungles."
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • As was his habit, he also left a few gaps, in case the rogue finger of a sibling interfered, which it usually did.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • All of it would hardly satisfy a rogue, and he could not spare any of it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "What about your master?" he asked Lavrushka, Denisov’s orderly, whom all the regiment knew for a rogue.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • So you like it, you rogue?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • —Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a rogue, a villain, that fights by the book of arithmetic!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • You rogue! you rascal!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • As Colton hopped up on the footstool to see what the rogue tarantula looked like, he glanced back at me with a grin that warmed me.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • A rogue worksheet slapped him in the face, but he swatted it away.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Oh, you solemn rogue, you—you Bunger! was there ever such another Bunger in the watery world?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Louie was never more than an inch from juvenile hall or jail, and as a serial troublemaker, a failing student, and a suspect Italian, he was just thesort of rogue that eugenicists wanted to cull.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The little rogue thought I had not seen her, and, drawing back, she took her former station by the window, quite demurely.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Doolittle: either you’re an honest man or a rogue.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A rogue does not laugh in the same way that an honest man does; a hypocrite does not shed the tears of a man of good faith.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Instead the most successful rogue is applauded.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • 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.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • That carrion rogue and his accurst companions burnt it out when he had conquered all my wits with wine.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Is she a rogue?
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • So I approached the worst rogue of the lot, and it did no good.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Oh! the rogue is clever!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You may imagine how I felt when I heard this abominable old rogue addressing another in the very same words of flattery as he had used to myself.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • We’d combined forces (more or less) to defeat the god Set, but he still considered us dangerous rogue magicians.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Back, you rogue!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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