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  • n. Plural form of blackguard.


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  • The speaker was one of those he had classified as blackguards or scoundrels, a small man with a scarred face, at least ten years older than himself, who carried no fewer than three knives.

    With a Single Spell

  • "And if there are any titled blackguards on board --"

    The Port of Missing Men

  • When proposals were made in 1863 in various quarters to publish her life, he turned like a wild beast upon the "blackguards" who "thrust their paws into his bowels" by prying into his intimacies.

    Robert Browning

  • Did Phil Quantrell address them as "blackguards," he would be much nearer the mark.

    The Death Shot A Story Retold

  • Oh, 'e sez we're no good, a lot o' blackguards an 'scoundrels as won't work.


  • Witness — Somebody responded “blackguards stop behind,” so I walked forward with the rest.

    The Trial of William Pearson

  • Snobbles has a finely honed rapier wit, but he is a gentleman and uses it only on the deserving blackguards who cross his path.

    "I'm Your Mama," Quoth Necessity to Invention

  • But by far, the worst scandals were perpetrated by the blackguards who manipulated the trade in essential medications and medical supplies.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • There is nothing redeemable in the mustache-twirling blackguards who run the patriarchy for their own benefit and nothing of any complexity in the women who are their targets.

    Film Review: The Stoning of Soraya M. « Gender Across Borders

  • The thought of Adam taking on not one but three blackguards frightened her.

    The Clayborne Brides

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