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  • n. Plural form of knave.

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Examples

  • The valets, or attendants, whom we call knaves, are not necessarily ` rascals, 'but simply servants royal; at first they were knights, as appears from the names of some of the famous French knights being formerly painted on the cards.

    The Gaming Table : Its Votaries and Victims : Vol. 2

  • The believing other men knaves is not only the way to make them so, but is also an infallible method of becoming such ourselves.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • "'He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!' said Estella with disdain."

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  • “He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!” said Estella with disdain, before our first game was out.

    Great Expectations

  • His man grows rich, the knaves are the knaves still.

    The White Devil

  • To skulk, to spy, to trap another to his destruction, why, that is what most call knaves 'work, and he who doth it is despised.

    A Boy's Ride

  • "I don't know what possessed me," I replied, hanging my head, "but I wish you hadn't taught me to call knaves at cards Jacks, and I wish my boots weren't so thick, nor my hands so coarse."

    Ten Boys from Dickens

  • "He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy," said Estella, with disdain, before the first game was out.

    Ten Boys from Dickens

  • "He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy!" said Estella with disdain, before our first game was out.

    Great Expectations

  • ` He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy! 'said Estella with disdain, before our first game was out.

    Great Expectations

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