1. a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
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How To Use scapegrace In A Sentence

  • Her husband, John Hall, is decent and dull, which Tuck Milligan doesn't mitigate: Rafe, the would-be lover, is decent and torn, to which Armand Schultz adds wooden; Trent Dawson plays Lane as a standard scapegrace.
  • Troublemakers: scapegrace ` wild and unprincipled, 'rakehell ` lewd and dissolute,' scarebabe (- bairn in Scotland), drawblood, flingbrand, blowcoal, makebate (as in ` debate '), stirpassion and stirstrife (why the wildflower loosestrife is accused of this propensity I know not), spitfire and shitefire VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1
  • Dave Nash showed up in town, a stranger in a bad way, having a three-week bender with the local scapegrace, Bill Schell.
  • The sagaman consults poetical justice very well at first, and prepares us for an unfortunate end by depicting Grettir as, though valiant and in a way not ungenerous, yet not merely an incorrigible scapegrace, but somewhat unamiable and even distinctly ferocious. The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)
  • And Julie's roistering scapegrace of a brother, Tony, could be no one other than John Barrymore.
  • Tom Jones probably prompted Richardson to offer the virtuous hero, Grandison, as a response to Fielding's scapegrace.
  • In Elizabethan England, the public generally regarded playwrights and actors as reprobates and scapegraces; lords and ladies risked their reputations by hobnobbing with dramatists and deuteragonists.
  • So the doctor, having read the epistle out to Myra and Mrs. Portman, with many damnatory comments upon the young scapegrace who was goin deeper and deeper into perdition, left those ladies to spread the news through the Clavering society, which they did with their accustomed accuracy and despatch, and strode over to Fairoaks to break the intelligence to the widow. The History of Pendennis
  • Beynor had to admit that the magic obscuring the scapegrace Brethren had been most cleverly wrought. IRONCROWN MOON: PART TWO OF THE BOREAL MOON TALE
  • Although Byron had cultivated a reputation as a fighter and scapegrace at Harrow, he could not allow his former tutor, a mere commoner, to define him.
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