caitiff


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a cowardly and despicable person

despicably mean and cowardly

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Rooksbill, at least, takes these threats very seriously when he walks into Paris Tavern, the site of the play's climatic confrontation: "My wicked, caitiff, reprobate son is here too.
The popular perception of Kang Hongnip as a coward and a corrupt traitor must have evolved soon after the war, for a biographical story known as the Story of Caitiff Kang (Kang No chon [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) was written by Kwon Ch'ik (1599-1667) in 1630.
For example, the extensive male readership of texts originally addressed to female readers can be seen in the marginalia of many manuscripts, such as CUL Ff v 45 (a vernacular devotional miscellany containing such texts as Rolle's Form, The poor caitiff The mirror of sinners, and The craft of dying), which was owned by one "John Whyte" (of uncertain date).
In the one, she is expansive in describing the angelic attributes that seem to belong to Angelo versus the treacherous caitiff or villain that in fact he is: "'Tis not impossible/ But one, the wicked'st caitiff on the ground,/ May seem as shy, as grave, as just, as absolute,/ As Angelo; even so may Angelo,/ In all his dressings, characts, titles, forms,/ Be an arch-villain" (5.
In The Marriage of Geraint, Geraint's territory, it is revealed, is threatened by "bandit earls and caitiff knights" all "on the borders," apparently "flyers from the hand / Of Justice," all beyond the bourne of Camelot's civilizing influence (ll.
Caitiff, to pieces shake, That under covert and convenient seeming Has practised on man's life.
A caitiff, a cut-throat, a creeper in corners, A hairbrain, a hangman, or a grafter of horners?
There is a Castles, and a Canning, A Cobbett, and a Castlereigh; All sorts of caitiff corpses planning All sorts of cozening for trepanning Corpses less corrupt than they.
Jason says Lividity features Caitiff Choir-like riffs with a rawer atmosphere.
For instance, Polu ("Breaking Up the Caitiffs") was changed to Xin'an ("Faith and Peace"), Weilu ("Inspiring the Caitiffs with Awe") to Guangxin ("Extending Faith"), and Pingrong ("Pacifying the Barbarians") became Baoding ("Protecting the Peace").
His new secretary of state John Kerry deceives himself if he thinks he can resolve the Middle East conundrum, cozying up to contumacious caitiffs.
Yet the protests of the caitiffs continue to pile up according to the same flawed logic that has prevented bad souls from showing a good heart: (55)