Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of convict.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of convict.

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Examples

  • Over the years, paying close attention to the right of ExxonMobil to finance political candidates and no attention to the rights of politically powerless convicts is very much in the tradition of the American judiciary.

    Matthew Yglesias » Lawful Evil Circuit Court Upholds Dumb-Ass Prison D&D Ban

  • If you think state execution of mentally retarded convicts is good policy but prosecuting Scott Roeder or disconnecting Terri Schiavo was an unforgivable sin, odds are you're not really a Libertarian.

    Where can you find the Libertarians? - poli

  • This gang of convicts is put to the ultimate task of stirring up the German chain of command the night before D-Day by parachuting in to surprise high-ranking officers of the Third Reich hiding out at a safe house.

    View Before Viewing: ‘The Express’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • Unfortunately where are the convicts from the left?

    Big Lies

  • This is Norfolk Island, once the seat of an establishment in which were lodged the most intractable convicts from the English penitentiaries.

    The Mysterious Island

  • This is Norfolk Island, once the seat of an establishment in which were lodged the most intractable convicts from the English penitentiaries.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The wretched prisoners squatting in the reeking cages of the lock-ups, the grey cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who had been flogged with bamboos, the women and children howling when their menfolk were led away under arrest — things like these are beyond bearing when you are in any way directly responsible for them.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lock-ups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who had been Bogged with bamboos — all these oppressed me with an intolerable sense of guilt.

    Shooting an Elephant

  • Florida and Alabama finally removed convicts from the turpentine and coal industries in the 1920s, sending the prisoners out to build roads.

    Leasing Life

  • Six long-term convicts escaped from the jail during soccer matches on January 18.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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