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synonyms for canaille

  • commoners
  • masses
  • rabble
  • riffraff
  • unwashed
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How to use canaille in a sentence

Hamburg writhed impotent at his feet and the "heavy arm of justice fell on the canaille."
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
They called her sinner, which she was; and she called them canaille, which they probably were.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
Why must the canaille make so hideous a noise when it amuses itself?
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
Were she Duchess she would teach the canaille what was fitting for it!
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
I suppose this is the case where the blood of a gentleman boils indignantly at the challenge of the canaille.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
Has not one of the great students of human nature said that the canaille of all nations are much alike?
THE ISLE OF UNRESTHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
And am I to see my father's name insulted, and his house dishonored by such a canaille crew as this?
THAT BOY OF NORCOTT'SCHARLES JAMES LEVER
It would seem that the gypsy canaille must needs take advantage of these troublous times, and form themselves into a faction.
THE BIBLE IN SPAINGEORGE BORROW
She looked as manifestly not one of the canaille of incorrigibles as, in her place, Lucrezia Borgia would have looked.
ROMANCE ISLANDZONA GALE
True it is that one of our number, for there were four of us originally, fell the other day into the hands of the canaille.
THE BIBLE IN SPAIN - VOL. 2 [OF 2]GEORGE BORROW
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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