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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARRANT

"I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.

But they are all arrant cowards, and fear to approach me—fear even to come into this wood.

This made me think that my correspondent was an arrant block-head.

If the old woman has got any arrant at all, it's likely it's to your mother and me.

He was an arrant coward like the most of his downtrodden race.

Why, this is an arrant counterfeit rascal; a cut-purse; I remember him now.

For in this matter of smittal plagues we Highlanders are the most arrant cowards.

"You'll see that he'll come back an arrant puppy," quoth Michael Howe.

This arrant rogue was only a petty knave that any one could dupe.

To doubt what they believed could only be ascribed to arrant folly or to wickedness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., variant of errant (q.v.); at first merely derogatory, "wandering, vagrant;" then (1540s) acquiring a meaning "thoroughgoing, downright, notorious."

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adjectiveshameless; open
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