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synonyms for culprits

  • criminal
  • felon
  • fugitive
  • miscreant
  • offender
  • wrongdoer
  • con
  • convict
  • delinquent
  • evildoer
  • jailbird
  • malefactor
  • rascal
  • sinner
  • transgressor
  • yardbird
  • ex-con
  • guilty party

antonyms for culprits

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  • police
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How to use culprits in a sentence

Next day, exactly at the hour of noon, the culprits tapped upon Kano's wooden gate.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Then, as a fitting finish to the work of the hour, the three culprits were hung on extended limbs of trees bordering the ruins.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
But two problems hindered a quick solution; would these culprits leave the country if given a suspended sentence.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
They permitted the culprits to lie on their backs or sit in a very uncomfortable position.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
All was quiet and peaceable, says a local paper, and nothing heard but the moanings of the friends of the culprits.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Let that, as a voice of Rhadamanthus, speak upon the two culprits; and tell us what is to be done.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
The culprits have the privilege of choosing their place of execution, and they generally fix on the market-place.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
My two dogs crouched at my feet, looking as if they also were culprits and fully comprehended the tenor of his words.
PETER THE WHALERW.H.G. KINGSTON
The cadets were called to divisions, and the culprits, four or five in number, received then and there a good birching.
THE STORY OF THE "BRITANNIA"E. P. STATHAM
Rose, the deputy, went to the mayor and explained the affair to him; he obtained an order for the culprits arrest.
BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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