1. one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
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How To Use scofflaw In A Sentence

  • That all politicians are fiendish scofflaws is a given, as is their role as lackeys greasing the money chutes of big business.
  • Watch for more park-ride lots in '12; first up: Little Canada, Maplewood Standoff at Newport motel ends with arrest of owner, a convicted sex offender N.D. hunter draws safety lesson from close call in Beltrami forest Minnesota woman faces arrest as littering scofflaw in Michigan's U.P. rss feed
  • Such scofflaws and moochers faced boycott and ostracism.
  • Ironically, today's scofflaw spirit, whatever its undetermined origins, is being encouraged unwittingly by government at many levels.
  • Of course, the best researchers are flagrant scofflaws about disciplinary boundaries, but most of the rest of us scoff them at our peril.
  • The tax on chemical feedstocks imposes costs on the highly progressive and environmentally responsible corporation just as surely as it imposes costs on the corporate scofflaw.
  • He paid off the marshals, had his name erased from the list of most-wanted scofflaws, and his Cadillac was now safe on the streets. THE EXTRA MAN
  • Yet, they don't mind dunning parents when scofflaw children can't pay their bills.
  • Mountain biking was spawned by a group of hippies and scofflaws (including current industry big-wigs Joe Breeze and Gary Fisher) who enjoyed getting high and bombing through the woods around Mount Tamalpais. Stoned Hippies, Crappy Bikes, and the History of Mountain Biking « PubliCola
  • The flouting of HOV rules in this area is high already; might these new lanes, for which a patrol officer can't tell simply by observing a vehicle whether the car paid the toll or is riding free as a carpooler, just increase the temptation to be a scofflaw? Highly motivated people will be looking for Capital Beltway HOT lane scofflaws
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