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64 examples of thugs in sentences

Equally improbable did it seem that any thugs of the town would expect to reap any harvest from robbing three midshipmen.

Thinks we're thugs," murmured Ferd, as he, with the other boys, got down on the floor and began to examine the trunk eagerly.

But not that way!" "What ..." "If you try to fight all of those thugs at once, you'll just be outnumbered.

A cry of triumph was echoed by exclamations of alarm as, disarmed, Duchemin was again left free, the thugs standing back to let the pistol do its work.

He is a thug first, a thief afterwards.

To an amateur in sensations there was true piquancy in the thought that one was travelling in company with a thug who had already had two tries for one's life and would not hesitate to essay a third; in the same coach, separated only by the thin partition between the compartments, safe only in the thug's unconsciousness of one's proximity!

To an amateur in sensations there was true piquancy in the thought that one was travelling in company with a thug who had already had two tries for one's life and would not hesitate to essay a third; in the same coach, separated only by the thin partition between the compartments, safe only in the thug's unconsciousness of one's proximity!

Seeing their victim plunged into a watery grave, as they thought, the thugs took to their heels.

Oh, to follow the example of the blessed Mary of Oignies, who every day inflicted on her most holy person eleven hundred stripes in honour of that all-perfect maiden!' 'Such an honour, I could have thought, would have pleased better Kali, the murder-goddess of the Thugs,' thought Lancelot to himself; but he had not the heart to say it, and he only replied, 'So torture propitiates the Virgin?

Thugs who practised their trade as a fine art.

He looked like a thug and looked like a person out of employment for a long time.

According to Jeremy's account of the conversation afterward, it was not until that moment that he saw clearly how to prevent Yussuf Dakmar from calling in thugs to attack me either at Haifa or at some point between there and Damascus.

Especially if the girl he had earmarked was one of these tough modern thugs, all lipstick and cool, hard, sardonic eyes, as she probably was.

[person who violates the criminal law] culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp [Coll.]; disorderly person, misdemeanant [Law]; outlaw; scofflaw; vandal; felon, (convicted criminal); criminal; convict, prisoner, inmate, jail bird, ticket of leave man; multiple offender.

Meantime, in years long after that day, and on an occasion perhaps equally interesting, viz., the turning up of Thugs and Thuggism, another dinner was given.

Being as old as the valleys at the dinner of 1812, naturally he was as old as the hills at the Thug dinner of 1838.

In the Northwest even the military were used and the bayonet of the soldier could be seen glistening beside the cold steel of the hired thug.

"These criminal thugs call us a band of outlaws bent on destruction.

Sometimes it leaps suddenly upon its victims, like a Thug; sometimes it lays a regular siege and creeps upon their citadel during a score of years.

The Englishmen in India called them Thugs, hence the name in its modern general sense.]

Illustrations of the history and practice of the Thugs, London, 1837; also the Edinburg Review, Oct.-Jan., 1836-7.]

THE THUGS OR STRANGLERSDEPARTURECATTLE-MARKETBARATPOORBIANA WELLS AND PONDSGOOD-NATURE OF THE INDIANSPOPPY PLANTATIONSTHE SUTTISNOTARAKOTTAHDESCRIPTION OF THE TOWNTHE ROYAL PALACE OF ARMORNEVASAMUSEMENTS AND DANCESTHE HOLY VILLAGE OF KESHO-RAE- PATUM.

People endeavoured more especially to excite my apprehension by terrible accounts of the Thugs or stranglers.

These Thugs form a singular sect, whose object is robbery and murder, and who, like the Italian banditti, are prepared to undertake any atrocity for which they are paid.

Many travellers affirm that the Thugs are a religious sect, and that they do not murder for the sake of plunder or of revenge, but in order, according to their belief, to ensure a meritorious action.

I was assured that all these dangers were exaggerated; that travellers were very rarely attacked in India, and that the Thugs were much reduced in numbers.

For the last thug Pretty had prepared a beautiful back-handed slash across the face; but the villain, seeing what was in store for him, dropped down, and rushed at the boy low enough to evade the stick.

The thug ran on far enough to gain a good vantage-ground, and then, whirling, came at Pretty again.

The look of this was not pleasant to Pretty's eyes; but the excitement of the situation was much increased when a glance out of the side of his eye showed him that the first thug had regained enough nerve to come limping forward in the endeavor to throttle him.

The men were not coming at him in such a way that he could use the "point-and-butt thrust" that he had learned for such occasions, so he decided instantly to repeat upon the first thug the shin-shattering blow that had been so successful before.

That thug lied like blazes!

Recollect those wandering Thugs of Art whose murderous doings with the brush used frequently to involve whole families; who passed from one country tavern to another, eating and painting their way,feeding a week upon the landlord, another week upon the landlady, and two or three days apiece upon the children; as the walls of those hospitable edifices too frequently testify even to the present day.

Thugs, Fakirs and Nautch Dancers XIX.

It has suppressed the thugs, who, as you have read, formerly went about the country killing people in order to acquire holiness; it has prohibited the awful processions of the car of Juggernaut, before which hysterical fanatics used to throw their own bodies, and the bodies of their children, to be crushed under the iron wheels, in the hope of pleasing some monster among their deities.

XVIII THUGS, FAKIRS, AND NAUTCH DANCERS The most interesting classes among the many kinds of priests, monks and other people, who make religion a profession in India, are the thugs, fakirs and nautch girls, who are supposed to devote their lives and talents to the service of the gods.

XVIII THUGS, FAKIRS, AND NAUTCH DANCERS The most interesting classes among the many kinds of priests, monks and other people, who make religion a profession in India, are the thugs, fakirs and nautch girls, who are supposed to devote their lives and talents to the service of the gods.

Nizam-u-Din, one of the holiest of the Hindu saints, lies in a tomb of marble lace work and embroidery near Delhi; as exquisite a bit of architecture as you can imagine, so dainty in all its details that it ought to be the sepulcher of a fairy queen instead of that of the founder of the Thugs, the secret religious society of assassins which was suppressed and practically exterminated by the British authorities in the '60's and '70's.

India is the only country where crime was ever systematically carried on as a religious and legitimate occupation in the belief that it was right, for not only the Thugs, but other professional murderers existed for centuries, and still exist, although in greatly diminished numbers, owing to the vigilance of the police; not because they have become converted from the error of their ways.

It means that the members of a tribe whose ancestors were criminals from time immemorial are themselves destined by the use of the caste to commit crime, and their descendants will be offenders against the law till the whole tribe is exterminated or accounted for in the manner of the Thugs.

" The Thugs were broken up by Captain Sleeman, a brave and able British detective who succeeded in entering that assassination society and was initiated into its terrible mysteries.

It is a ghastly, filthy, repulsive place, and was formerly the southern headquarters of that organized caste of religious assassins known as Thugs.

He saw some of the faces of the forty-four, but mingled with these were other facesthe faces of toughs and thugs, ominous, brutal, menacing.

" "How so?" "Police and thugs, bums hanging around.

Some of them are ex-convicts and thugs.

The thug muttered under his breath: "Pull her up by her hair; we'll run her in!"

"Come along, Blondy!" Blondy, the thug, came up grinning.

" "How so?" "She was knocked down by a thug, and she had him arrested, but I'm afraid she's arrested.

As for the thugs and criminalsthey don't dare lift their heads.

Around the strikers picketing a factory were the police in full force and a gang of thugs.

[Footnote A: The following precious utterances of John Bull moralizing, which might have been spoken of the Thugs in India, or some provincial Chinese enterprise, are extracted from the cotton circular of Messrs. Neill, Brothers, addressed to their correspondents, and dated, Manchester, Aug. 21.

The company retaliated by hiring thugs to intimidate the girls, and for several weeks the picketing girls were being constantly attacked and beaten.

all ten of them in their big carsee them jumping outsee them pile into the thugs!

No miscreant now Creeps Thug-like up, to maul the passer-by.

She suckled at her tawny dugs Your Moses, while ye reeked with wars And prowled the woods, rude, painted thugs.

We have an analogy to this in India in the Thugs, a religious body quite recently suppressed by the English, who executed numbers of them.

For, when the Protestants in La Rochelle, though thug owing tolerance and even existence to a Catholic, vexed Catholics in a spirit most intolerant, even that could not force him to abridge the religious liberties he had given.

"With chat and jest we were worrying away the leaden-winged hours, when suddenly thug, splash, and like a huge turtle we were floundering in the mud.

The rough sailors, the thugs and criminals that frequent the "Hole in the Wall" Inn lose none of their picturesqueness, nor any of their sordidness either, from Mr. Morrison's treatment of them.

THUGS, a fraternity of professed worshippers of the goddess Kali, the wife of Siva, who, professedly to propitiate her, practised murder, and lived on the spoils of the victims.

Jim, there is no disguising the fact that the American people are as helpless in the hands of these thugs of the 'System' as though they lived in the realm of the Sultan, where a few cutthroat brigands are licensed to rob and oppress to their heart's content.

Little Mungloo, who was cunning as a Thug, acted with surprising talent; in fact, some of the Sahibs thought he rather overdid his part, for he dropped his hubble-bubble almost awkwardly, and even kicked,which the real Nawab had too much self-respect to do,so that he sent one of his slippers flying one way, and the other another.

Members of a secret organization known as the Thugs of India feel at times that it is their solemn duty to strangle certain of their fellow men.

" Recipe for a policeman: To a quart of boiling temper add a pint of Irish stew Together with cracked nuts, long beats and slugs; Serve hot with mangled citizens who ask the time of day The receipt is much the same for making thugs.

The Pope thundered in Rome and hurled his ban at the thugs.