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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRIGAND

And it was this ogre, this brigand, this scoundrel Macquart, whom Adelaide had chosen!

Pretty thing to go down on your knees to the brigand who has stripped you!

It may be an ignoble thing to lie, but with what other weapon was I to fight this brigand?

Grantline with his treasure, unsuspecting this brigand ship.

She must see that my interview has been with an English gentleman, and not a brigand chief.

As in the case of the Sicilian brigand Salomone (see Fig. 19).

It was not like the brigand leader to remain in the background.

We had no men outside, if that was what the brigand wanted to determine.

The brigand lifted her—turned, and, carrying her, ran the other way!

Oblivious to the brigand attack, they were in here practising!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "lightly armed foot soldier," from Old French brigand (14c.), from Italian brigante "trooper, skirmisher, foot soldier," from brigare (see brigade). Sense of "one who lives by pillaging" is from early 15c., reflecting the lack of distinction between professional mercenary armies and armed, organized criminals.

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