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Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
He has drawn a knave and a six; he takes another card; this turns out to be an ace.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
A witty knave bargained with a seller of lace in London for as much as would reach from one of his ears to the other.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Right; for your knave, when great folks have occasion for him, is received with little inquiry into his character.
THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM;GEORGE COLMAN
Then, the sallow, black-haired knave who had last night proclaimed himself as Garnache in disguise was some impostor.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
"On my word, here's a pretty knave," said the baron, taken aback by the coolness of the speaker.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
Without an ace, four kings, two queens and a knave are required in order to justify the declaration.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
It must be a king and knave or two queens above the average if there is protection in three suits.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Dismember me this animal, and return him in a basket to the base-born knave who sent him; other answer have I none!
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
As I was finishing this worke, an oyster-wife tooke exception against me and called me knave.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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