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  • n. Plural form of thug.

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Examples

  • Tantawi's decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term thugs to justify crackdown on protesters.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • His decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term "thugs" to justify crackdown on protesters.

    www.startribune.com

  • Tantawi's decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term "thugs" to justify crackdown on protesters.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • They have complained about the repeated use by the military of the term "thugs" to justify crackdowns on protesters.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • MCINTYRE: General Metz said there's no contemplation of postponing the elections scheduled for January 30, saying that would only give what he called the thugs and terrorists more time to practice their intimidation.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2005

  • KING: And while here in New York, Mr. Bush briefed on the tragic beheading of the two Americans, the president offered his condolences to the family, but Heidi, he also said it is imperative what he called the thugs and terrorists not get to decide Iraq's future -- Heidi.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2004

  • It said the anti-government Free Syrian Army, made up of army defectors has been standing up to the regime's army and pro-regime shabiha, which they call "thugs."

    CNN.com

  • What's so liberal about a congress that's run by a bunch of right-wing thugs from the Pentagon and powerful Lobbyies.

    Barbour: Obama, Congress 'the most liberal' ever

  • They refuse to face the voters and when they do they pack the hall with thugs from the local union and ignore questions about their record.

    Wasserman Schultz confirms threat, faces feisty town hall crowd

  • The news agency says a number of people it called thugs attacked a police office.

    Several Die in Clash in China's Xinjiang Region

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