rakehell


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Synonyms for rakehell

a dissolute man in fashionable society

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To the matrons of El Ferrol, 'Franquito' (Tittle Frankie-boy'), the army officer son of a drunken, rakehell navy officer who had left his wife was no great match for their daughters and no encouragement was given to any senorita to return any look of admiration cast in her direction by the young officer.
The future playwright spent his adolescence as an enthusiastic rakehell, partial to drink, whores, and lowlife companions.
In Henry V Canterbury describes Hal's carefully staged transformation from rakehell to Christian king in agricultural terms, reminding us of the ancient link between theater and Dionysian fertility:
The novelist describes the reception given to Francis, the former rakehell and soldier, on his return home following a spiritual awakening.
And at her daughter Clara's wedding, several of the youngest generation, including See's two daughters, seem to have extracted themselves from the destructive family patterns, in obedience to the toast of the groom's rakehell father: "Don't do as we did.
One was a Captain Orrell, ~a most desperate rakehell as lives'.
Neither did the poem cycle that acquired various names during the last twenty years of her long life: As Cried, Gardens for Old Men, Derelictions, Nativity, Obsequies, Rakehell, Sardonics, There's No Gender in the Fossil's Eye, Tom Fool, Jackdaw, Laughing Lamentations of Dan Corbeau (The Book of Dan), The Ponder Rose, Viaticum, etc.
I believed most headlong in my father's rakehell grin: he would outride, outsmart, and outmaneuver any obstacle fortune threw in his path, even if he had to go out of his way to find it.