ruffian


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a rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

a person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

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The four remaining ruffians backed quickly from the hut, and a more cautious fighter would have let them go their way in peace, for in the open four against one are odds no man may pit himself against with impunity.
The sight of this gang of ruffians banded together to prey upon the clergy had given rise to an idea in the boy's mind, which had been revolving in a nebulous way within the innermost recesses of his subconsciousness since his vanquishing of the three knights had brought him, so easily, such riches in the form of horses, arms, armor and gold.
The last two clauses of these articles of faith appealed to the ruffians so strongly that they would have subscribed to anything, even daily mass, and a bath, had that been necessary to admit them to the service of Norman of Torn.
99) TEENAGE ruffian Eggsy lets off steam by joyriding with friends and ends up in a police cell.
In his recent statement issued from Medina Munawara, declaring the assault and injury of police personnel by PAT (Pakistani Awami Tehrik) activists and supporters as a condemnable act, he has said that PAT was also full of likes of Lahori ruffian and police tout, Gullo Butt.
However, the second part of the trailer shows Ranveer's rise as head of a gun-loving ruffian clan head post the death of an elder.
Birchbox has partnered with fashion label Ruffian to launch the first Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection.
The armed incident that took place on July 17 in Ala-Buka district of Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan was called by Uzbekistan "armed ruffian attack of Kyrgyz border guards," the press office of the Border Troops of Kyrgyzstan said.
Big screen starlet Charlotte (Keira Knightley) wants to get away from the paparazzi so she rents a mansion in Holland Park in London, then hires south London ruffian Mitchell (Colin Farrell) as her bodyguard.
It's a comic tour de force as Falstaff and his ruffian friends seek to outwit Master Ford and seduce the respectable women who run his household.
His early-1950s automatist "Blind Paintings" (executed with eyes closed) and "atomizations" (particulate, textured woven tableaux) segued into ruffian "overpaintings" that defaced extant images (including selfportraits) into monochromes, affirming his bravura hand while obliterating his person.
His latest offering, Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, has no particular geographical location, since its main theme of urban loneliness is universal.
Stardom Bound had just won her fifth consecutive Grade I stakes, something not even the great Ruffian accomplished.
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Jim Bowie had the reputation of being something of a ruffian and a roustabout.