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  • n. Plural form of scoundrel.


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  • I am happy to see the word scoundrels make an appearence here.

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  • The Chinese merchants are frequently called scoundrels from their habit of overreaching when opportunity occurs.

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  • Virtual Blight is online spam, scams, and "scoundrels" - and is a huge problem in the Web 2. x world due to the ease of publishing and "joining conversations".

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  • _ Those Gentlemen, Sir _Harry_, you're pleas'd to term scoundrels, I honour; he that takes sanctuary in the _Fleet_, has an immediate place in my Heart; the Heroes of the _Mint_ are a formidable Body, magnanimously sowse ev'ry Fellow in a Ditch that dares to infringe their Liberties; he that's committed to _Newgate_ is in a fair way to Immortality; -- He that stands in the Pillory is exalted to a very high Station; the Observator is my very good Friend; and he that writes the Review a Person of a most incomparable Assurance.

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  • But if bailing out the scoundrels is a stop-gap measure that keeps the poor and middle class from falling farther down, then I am all for it.

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  • You know there are three sorts of scoundrels in the world; naïve scoundrels, that is, convinced that their villany is the highest virtue; scoundrels who are ashamed, that is, ashamed of their own villany, though they fully intend to persevere with it; and lastly simple scoundrels, pure-bred scoundrels.

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  • Again the risible Sam burst into a loud laugh, as the idea of scoundrels possessing any handkerchiefs of their own at all, much less having their names marked in the corners; and poor Robin, whose memories of maternal care had prompted the thought, felt some degree of confusion, which was deepened when he discovered that the kerchiefs, with which their eyes had been bound, were their own.

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  • Our industry does have its share of what "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace used to refer to as scoundrels and scallywags. - Newswire

  • The Story of Stuff, an animated video about the underside of our consumer society, believes the scoundrels are a bloated corporation sporting a top hat with a dollar sign etched on its front.

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  • Mr. Berlusconi has blamed the scandals on "scoundrels" and said their scope cannot be compared to the "Clean Hands" corruption probes of the early 1990s that wiped out an entire political class.

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