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I had rather prove recreant to the oath I took before I realized the worth of the woman whose happiness I vowed to destroy.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
While thus employed there came almost bursting into the room a man struck with remorse—Jefferies, the recreant postmaster.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
It was possible that, when nothing more was to be gained by falsehoods, his recreant friend would clear his fame once for all.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Not for a moment did the Doctor believe that his recreant son pondered wisely and deeply these successive epistles of his.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
Thus far had my conscience written with my pen; and see what a recreant she had made of me!
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
The unhappy theologian proved recreant to his duty at a moment of so much importance.
THE WAR UPON RELIGIONREV. FRANCIS A. CUNNINGHAM
We can recall but one passage, a speech made by Arnaldo to the recreant Pope Adrian.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
And having screeched, Madalina stood erect upon the floor, and she also glared upon her recreant lover.
THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSETANTHONY TROLLOPE
The thought to draw his gun was strong in him, and he fought hard to force his recreant muscles to do the will of his mind.
'DRAG' HARLANCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
At the next instant, a similar weapon glanced from the hand of the Serpent, and quivered in the recreant's heart.
THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
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WORDS RELATED TO RECREANT

  • apostate
  • betrayer
  • deserter
  • recreant
  • renegade
  • runagate
  • runaway
  • turncoat
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