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a perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person

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a cruel wicked and inhuman person

(folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

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Budding Holmfirth author Samuel Hughes has teamed up with Lindley-based illustrator Alex Krzesinski to publish Ogres - Confessions of an Aficionado.
Like the first 2001 Shrek film, the musical stays true to Steig's fractured fairytale vision where dragons are friendly, swamps are better than castles, and the true hero isn't handsome or noble but a grouchyontheoutside, tenderontheinside ogre who is more or less content with himself and his life in a swamp.
Ryan Everett Wood gave us a balanced Shrek who walked the line between ogre and sophisticated (albeit green) hero quite dashingly.
Marketing and digital director at Thomson, Jeremy Ellis, said: 'As with the rest of our Me Again campaign, we wanted to develop a range of creative marketing communications that are engaging, industry leading and supports our Simon the Ogre advertising programme.
Ashley, who found fame when she beat 10,000 girls to become a finalist in BBC One's search for Nancy in I'd Do Anything, takes on the roles of Mama Ogre and Mama Bear, and a bit more when the need arises, in the smash hit musical in London's Drury Lane.
Ogden the Ogre has grown portly; 'his jimjams had grown far too short and too tight'.
The blood-on-snow episode from Chretien's romance, I argue, serves as the literary basis for the boys-on-sand scene of The Ogre because it presents a perfected red and white image of the beloved that becomes a mirror appealing, not for passive contemplation on the object of desire, but rather active deliberation on the way in which it defines and informs a character's beliefs, deeds, and nature.
The Ogre does what ogres can,/Deeds quite impossible for Man,/But one prize is beyond his reach,/The Ogre cannot master Speech:/About a subjugated plain, Among its desperate and slain,/The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,/While drivel gushes from his lips.
This is the story of an ogre so awful that the villagers cower in terror underneath tables when he is afoot.
Supermarket staff painted themselves green and donned comical facial deformities in tribute to the good-natured ogre, who famously resembles Wayne Rooney's better-looking younger brother.
At his lowest ebb, Shrek meets the conniving Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn), who offers a tantalising deal: he will gift Shrek one whole day as a scary ogre, just like before, if the father signs away one day of his childhood.
HE'S been in a bath with DAVID BECKHAM, takes requests from SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and sang with TAKE THAT, but now JAMES CORDEN could be set for his biggest role yet - playing everyone's favourite cartoon ogre.
Princess Fiona's parents (Julie Andrews and John Cleese, who barely get a look-in this time) were about to sign over their kingdom to him in return for him breaking the ogre curse on their daughter.
The adventures of the jolly green ogre have been on a steady decline since the wildly imaginative 2001 original film, so it is to director Mike Mitchell's credit that this picture is arguably the best of the sequels.