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  • n. Plural form of miscreant.


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  • President Musharraf though making it clear he won't tolerate any further violence, saying any lawbreakers or any people -- what he called miscreants -- would be crushed with an iron fist -- Kyra.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2008

  • In light of the NFL's recent, highly publicized troubles with players, the Arena League's lack of miscreants is also refreshing.

    Arena football: Is it America's fifth major sport?

  • Mullah Omar was known for his severity (summarily hanging miscreants from the barrels of tanks, or burying them alive) but never for delay (he brooked no appeals) or capriciousness (he spared no one).

    The Rogues of Academe

  • And the notion that America’s counterterrorism professionals and America’s system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Politics of Terror

  • So it will be with a string of hapless French ministers who will now find themselves being summoned to headmaster Sarkozy’s study with their report cards where they will doubtless have their backsides caned for failing to ensure that an adequate number of miscreants from the banlieux have been deported this month or for failing to thwart the import of British beef once more, or whatever ludicrous measure of performance is set.

    Archive 2007-12-30

  • The truth, furthermore, is that McCain never once stepped forward to call the miscreants in the crowd on what can only be described as abhorrent conduct, until that power base put their concerns front and center.

    The perversity of the GOP: What it thinks is funny, and that you're stupid enough to believe the lies.

  • I was expected to take decisive action - call the miscreants down or send them to the principal's office.

    Steven Denlinger: Dear Sarah Palin, Please leave - we don't need your sort in Ohio!

  • The few youths I befriended were usually the so-called miscreants: the aggressors, the loners, the defiant ones.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • It conjured up the idea of miscreants concealed below, and meditating treachery; unscrupulous mutineers --

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • "I am Rinaldo, prince of the Cam - pagna, the chief of four-and-twenty brave men whom the law describes as miscreants, whom all the ladies admire, and whom judges hang in obedience to an old habit."

    Parisians in the Country


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