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a reckless and unprincipled reprobate


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You've grown bigger and bonnier, but you are the same scapegrace as ever.
Both Kuragin and Dolokhov were at that time notorious among the rakes and scapegraces of Petersburg.
But the lower- fourth was just now an overgrown form, too large for any one man to attend to properly, and consequently the elysium or ideal form of the young scapegraces who formed the staple of it.
Forty young scapegraces expressed their thanks to the "sorrowful wolf" in their different ways before second lesson.
As for Reinaldos," replied Don Quixote, "I venture to say that he was broad-faced, of ruddy complexion, with roguish and somewhat prominent eyes, excessively punctilious and touchy, and given to the society of thieves and scapegraces.
Besides the individuals I have mentioned, there belonged to the household three young men, dissipated, good-for-nothing, roystering blades of savages, who were either employed in prosecuting love affairs with the maidens of the tribe, or grew boozy on 'arva' and tobacco in the company of congenial spirits, the scapegraces of the valley.
Some formerly scapegrace patricians, by contrast, took advantage of the need for public servants created by the war to achieve respectability.
We are also introduced to the scapegrace Autolycus, one of the few genuinely amusing comedy characters in Shakespeare.
Barnes was an openly gay performer in the era of the First World War, a poignant figure whose story George narrates--'His father gassed himself because he was so ashamed of the flamboyance of his son'--before reading the lyrics of Barnes's most celebrated song, 'The Scapegrace or I'm the Black Sheep of the Family'.
As Bulstrode notes, she stands to inherit "fifty thousand pounds for her fortune," all of which "will no doubt be very tightly settled upon herself if she is ever allowed to marry a penniless scapegrace.
His mother insists on managing his career, embarrassing him further by appointing his crack-addled half-brother, scapegrace Dicky Eklund, to be his trainer.
Frederick, Baron Metzengerstein, a young scapegrace of Hungary known for his wanton cruelty, sets fire to the stables of his mortal enemy, the Count Berlifitzing, an avid horseman.
The fictional sentence ascribed to Xantippe in Gentleman's Magazine is as follows: "Look you, Daimonie, I keep your house, and I wash, wring, brew, bake, scour, dress meat and make the beds, and do all myself while you are for ever lounging and sauntering and talking with Glaucon and Critias, with that ruffian Thrasymachus, or that scapegrace Alcibiades, and never bring home so much as a single mina to me or your children" ("Character," 273).
Finally a telegram warns of the imminent delivery of the Wort papers, the Worteriana of his scapegrace brother Percy, for so long an embarrassment to the conventional and ambitious Thomas.
Ulysses" holds both English and foreign poles of such careers in counterbalance: the stern but Ulyssean Raffles, the scapegrace but Telemachian Farquhar.