Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BANDITS

And there are others and others, adventurers and bandits from the four corners of the earth!

Had she decoyed him to the rendezvous in the dark but to betray him to the bandits with whom she was in league?

My companion said to me: "It is here, that all our bandits have taken refuge."

He seemed, indeed, as well known to these bandits as Perona himself.

They were a family of bandits lying in wait, ready to rifle and plunder.

"The bandits have thrown themselves into the forest," he muttered.

Remember how we used to mix it with them Jerry bandits tryin' to blitz London?

The Earps in turn stated that the Clanton boys were the bandits.

The three Mexican bandits were members of this little detachment.

Apaches and bandits made many an attack on them in the cañon.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Italian bandito (plural banditi) "outlaw," past participle of bandire "proscribe, banish," from Vulgar Latin *bannire "to proclaim, proscribe," from Proto-Germanic *bann (see ban (v.)). *Bannire (or its Frankish cognate *bannjan) in Old French became banir-, which, with lengthened stem, became English banish.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.