miscreant


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utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior

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A hundred times in the course of that night did Middleton fancy that the communication of the miscreant was entitled to some attention, and as often did he reject the idea as too wild and visionary for another thought.
So he takes his bow and arrows, and getting on horseback, he rides away from our rear directly, as it were back to Nertsinskay; after this he takes a great circuit about, and comes directly on the army of the Tartars as if he had been sent express to tell them a long story that the people who had burned the Cham Chi-Thaungu were gone to Sibeilka, with a caravan of miscreants, as he called them--that is to say, Christians; and that they had resolved to burn the god Scal-Isar, belonging to the Tonguses.
His was a most unroyal career, but the most pitiable spectacle in it was his sentimental treachery to his Swiss guard on that memorable 10th of August, when he allowed those heroes to be massacred in his cause, and forbade them to shed the "sacred French blood" purporting to be flowing in the veins of the red-capped mob of miscreants that was raging around the palace.
Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out - on their peril to keep me one minute longer - with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
The duke and duchess suppressed their laughter so as not altogether to mortify Don Quixote, for they saw through Sancho's impertinence; and to change the conversation, and keep Sancho from uttering more absurdities, the duchess asked Don Quixote what news he had of the lady Dulcinea, and if he had sent her any presents of giants or miscreants lately, for he could not but have vanquished a good many.
Where are there giants in Spain or miscreants in La Mancha, or enchanted Dulcineas, or all the rest of the silly things they tell about you?
To rescue Eva from these miscreants I would have let every malefactor in the country go unscathed: yet the condition was a hard one; and, as I hesitated, my love went on her knees to me, there in the moonlight among the rhododendrons.
Then, let us keep at a respectful distance from yon miscreants.
The tom-tom," the miscreants heard Peter cry; "an Indian victory
Now he had come again with one of those other miscreants who at least had knelt before him and brought rum and many other presents.
Jones's well-known technical knowledge and his powers of minute observation have enabled him to prove conclusively that the miscreants could not have entered by the door or by the window, but must have made their way across the roof of the building, and so through a trap-door into a room which communicated with that in which the body was found.
The constable jumped from the police mobile in injured condition and retaliated the miscreants firing due to which one miscreant hailing from Dir was killed while other two made their escape good on motorcycle.
Further, in the second incident, which occurred in the TT Nagar area, complainant Pushpa Devi (40) was on a stroll in the morning hours when a bike borne miscreant snatched her gold chain and mangalsutra.
on March 9, another miscreant struck the beleaguered business.
In yet another incident, on November 18, 2013, miscreant ex BLF in Josak area, Tehsil Turbat and District Kech, killed three innocent persons belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan (Mulazim son of Fazal Hussain, Abdullah son of Mulazim and Mustafa).