Sentence Examples


  • The numerous editions of the various portions - for, despite Hume's wrath and grumblings, the book was a great literary success - gave him an opportunity of careful revision, which he employed to remove from it all the ' villainous seditious Whig strokes," and " plaguy prejudices of Whiggism " that he could detect.
  • The kirk was robbed afresh, benefices were given to such villainous cadets of great families as Archibald Douglas, an agent in Darnley's murder; and though, under the scholarly but fierce Andrew Melville, the kirk purified herself afresh and successfully opposed the bishops, James VI.
  • The three kings were regal, reminiscent of medieval knights, and wily Herod in black looked suitably villainous and acted accordingly.
  • Two equally villainous adversaries, but only one is pilloried.
  • Villainous character in Shakespeare's Othello, seems deep in thought with his eyes lowered.

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