Definitions

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  • n. One who obtrudes himself on another for bed and board.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who obtrudes himself on another for bed and board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who sorns; one who obtrudes himself on another for bed and board; in Scots law, one who takes lodging and food from others by force or menaces without paying for it.

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Examples

  • "Ye wad hae the impidence to deman 'my warrant, ye young sorner!" cried Bykes indignantly.

    Malcolm

  • Visitor arriving in a good hour! fortunate sorner, to be thereafter blessed of all men!

    Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets

  • I am thinking, however, that for all they cry against them, the poor rates are but a small evil, since they keep the poor folk in such food and raiment, and out of the temptations to thievery; indeed, such a thing as a common beggar is not to be seen in this land, excepting here and there a sorner or a ne'er-do-weel.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • But it seems you are more willing to take the word of an old gray sorner, whose life has been spent in pattering heresy, than mine, though I never rode a foray in my life without duly saying my paternoster.”

    The Monastery

  • But it seems you are more willing to take the word of an old gray sorner, whose life has been spent in pattering heresy, than mine, though I never rode a foray in my life without duly saying my paternoster. "

    The Monastery

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