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The same house can't contain that miscreant and me any longer.

The heart of the miscreant swelled with indignation and disappointment.

Unless I were a miscreant, I could not but be grateful for such kindness.

You are thinking, 'Here is the miscreant, the scoundrel, who destroyed our battleship!'

What miscreant hero had dared perform this sacrilegious exploit?

But a miscreant in Shakespeares time had nothing of the meaning which now it has.

To appeal for mercy would delight the miscreant and not aid the prisoner.

But it was necessary that the miscreant should give some instructions to his prisoner.

Ay, miscreant caitiff, you would have made me a subject for science, would you?

Tell me, Venetians, ought I to keep my word with this miscreant?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "non-Christian, pagan, infidel;" early 15c., "heretical, unbelieving," from Old French mescreant "disbelieving" (Modern French mécréant), from mes- "wrongly" (see mis- (2)) + creant, present participle of creire "believe," from Latin credere (see credit). Meaning "villainous" is from 1590s.

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