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synonyms for pirates

  • raider
  • corsair
  • filibuster
  • freebooter
  • marauder
  • privateer
  • rover
  • picaroon
  • sea rover
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How to use pirates in a sentence

We set them down as pirates, and awaited the upshot with a considerable degree of uneasiness.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The necessity of reducing these pirates is acknowledged in every prince's cabinet; yet no one undertakes their reduction.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
The Indian Ocean, meanwhile, swarmed with pirates of whose rapacity and cruelty frightful stories were told.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The Mediterranean Sea in those days was infested by pirates sailing from the Moorish ports.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
Such was the first lesson which the sailors of the new nation gave to the pirates of the Mediterranean.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
This boat was captured by Chinese pirates, and her cargo sold to their own countrymen, many of whom died in consequence.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The pirates then collected together, attacked the merchants at sea, and plundered the vessels.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Among the pirates was Jean Lafitte, one of the Lafitte brothers, of whose doings you have read above.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
Doubtless the captain reported on his arrival home a blood-curdling story of his encounter with pirates off the coast of Cuba.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
He said it warn't no use talking, heathens don't amount to shucks alongside of pirates to work a camp-meeting with.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
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