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  • n. Plural form of brigand.


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  • To claim that the Brothers Grossbart were cruel and selfish brigands is to slander even the nastiest highwaymen, and to say that they were murderous swine is an insult to even the filthiest boar.

    November 2009

  • After the enigmatic buccaneer captain Clement Cleveland returns to his cronies after a long stay with Troil and his daughters, the leadership of this group of brigands is hashed out by two competing captains.

    Love and Merit in the Maritime Historical Novel: Cooper and Scott

  • "It looks to me as if these men whom you call brigands were inflicting a chastisement upon you, perhaps."

    The Son of Monte-Cristo

  • Fellow has no politics, but rushing about the countryside after brigands, that is a different matter.

    The Blackstone Key

  • If something had happened because of the so-called brigands, whatever Kharl might do was already too late.


  • The brigands are a few hours ahead of us with a large force.

    The Nightmare Begins

  • Naples, and the Spanish irregular levies, which maintained the national resistance against the French from 1808 to 1814, were called brigands by their enemies.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • The 90 so-called brigands having been passed through from the church into this house, fired at the three officers and then killed them with their bowie-knives.

    The Philippine Islands

  • We have the consolation, at least, that never in history has a people fought more bravely against overpowering odds than La Vendee has done; and though at present we are called brigands, I am sure that the world will acknowledge that we have fought like heroes, for our country and our faith.

    No Surrender! A Tale of the Rising in La Vendee

  • This Greek word should properly be translated as 'brigands' as opposed to 'thieves'.

    Is It Better To View Jesus' Prediction as Trite or Mistaken?


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