It was not necessary, you knave, to bring me hither to tell me so much. The little rogues ate all the cookies. If you read Shakespeare for long, you'll definitely see the word knave more than once. Come, knave, find me a way, or I'll have you broken on the wheel. You can complete the list of synonyms of knavery given by the English Thesaurus dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster.
They are a melange of the old and obscure and I shall attempt with considered concinnity to give them an airing for the edification of philistines who may be obambulating through subtopia and beyond, and hope this will not be considered knavery or the act of a rapscallion or dismissed as simple flapdoodle but accepted as an exercise by an honest opsimath. It was an island of happiness, behind these walls, concealed from the knavery of the world. Search knavery and thousands of other words in English definition and synonym dictionary from Reverso. From this retreat we could see the proof of knavery in the villages below. Folly and knavery were, for a time, completely in the ascendant. Of clowns again, of the glory of knavery, and of the eternal type that shall endure. He threw the helmet with a clatter on to the table as if it had been the knave's canting head.
I hold you in the fetters of your own knavery, like a trout on the hook! You can complete the definition of knavery given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster. They know that their knavery is no secret but they don't mind. It is averse to knavery, to crafty guile and double-dealing. Knaves always tend to be up to trouble such as stealing and getting drunk. .
You don't want to trust a knave; knaves lie, deceive, and betray. Is it true that you are persecuted by this knave's addresses? The work is a mixture of burlesque and mock-history Jonathan Wild, a real criminal hanged in 1725, was the symbol of political knavery and in political journalism his name had become synonymous with Walpole ; the mock seriousness of the historian playing on the contrast between goodness and greatness so that he can close his account with this remark:. Link to this page: So this is as much as to say, perverse and thieving knave that you are, that you permit yourself to be lacking in respect towards the Auditor of the Châtelet, to the magistrate committed to the popular police of Paris, charged with searching out crimes, delinquencies, and evil conduct; with controlling all trades, and interdicting monopoly; with maintaining the pavements; with debarring the hucksters of chickens, poultry, and water-fowl; of superintending the measuring of fagots and other sorts of wood; of purging the city of mud, and the air of contagious maladies; in a word, with attending continually to public affairs, without wages or hope of salary. Search knavery and thousands of other words in English definition and synonym dictionary from Reverso. The persecution of which they complained was the persecution of the honest man by the knave. Today, we might call a knave a scumbag or lowlife.
In Shakespeare, an important person like a king or a prince might call a thief a knave. In truth the depths of this man's knavery were unfathomable. . . . .
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