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redhanded

See definition of redhanded on Dictionary.com
  • as inred-handed
  • as inred-handed
  • as indelinquent

synonyms for redhanded

  • blatantly
  • guilty
  • in a compromising position
  • openly
  • offending
  • overdue
  • tardy
  • unpaid
  • behind
  • criminal
  • derelict
  • slack
  • blamable
  • blameworthy
  • careless
  • censurable
  • culpable
  • defaultant
  • disregardful
  • faulty
  • guilty
  • lax
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • procrastinating
  • red-handed
  • remiss
  • reprehensible
  • shabby
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How to use redhanded in a sentence

By chance he had stumbled upon the crime of crimes in Cattleland, had caught a rustler redhanded at work.
BRAND BLOTTERSWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
The savages were taken redhanded, and the American frontiersmen were in no mood to show mercy.
HERO TALES FROM AMERICAN HISTORYHENRY CABOT LODGE, AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT
They all agree that Germany has been caught redhanded in her work of dyeing the map of Europe red with innocent blood.
RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
Ten hostlers in the Royal stables were taken redhanded in the attempt to overpower the small guard at the western gates.
TRUXTON KINGGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
The miscreant Prussian soldier, one of a detachment in the neighbourhood, was caught redhanded and hurried to the barricade.
WAGNER AS I KNEW HIMFERDINAND CHRISTIAN WILHELM PRAEGER
He felt a sudden timorousness, like a child caught redhanded doing something wrong.
THE TORRENTVICENTE BLASCO IBAEZ
Well, I dont mind saying that they was caught redhanded trying to jump a claim.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S TRIUMPHBURT L. STANDISH
He stood before her dry-lipped, inarticulate, a schoolboy caught redhanded in the shabbiest of offences.
THE RETURNWALTER DE LA MARE
Now, if we catch the criminals redhanded, we know no jury will convict.
IRELAND AS IT ISROBERT JOHN BUCKLEY (AKA R.J.B.)
Never seen 'im but onct—mought be a redhanded 'sass'n—ur a thief—ur—ur—ur anythin'!
A MAID OF THE KENTUCKY HILLSEDWIN CARLILE LITSEY
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