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synonyms for thug
- gang member
- hired killer
- professional killer
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How to use thug in a sentence
Mike has busted broncos, been tossed by bulls, alienated his former wife with his stoicism and, most recently, taken on various thugs.What Clint Eastwood can teach Americans about the lost art of persuasion | Alyssa Rosenberg | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
To do so, he had to lie that these prisoners hadn’t really wanted better conditions, that they were just violent thugs.50 Years After Attica, Prisoners Are Still Protesting Brutal Conditions. Will America Finally Listen? | Heather Ann Thompson | September 8, 2021 | Time
Starting in 1997, as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Roth held a series of hearings that portrayed IRS agents as menacing thugs.Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank | by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler | June 24, 2021 | ProPublica
A militia group called the Kenosha Guard last year created a Facebook event page that encouraged people to “take up arms” and defend the Wisconsin city from “evil thugs.”Civil rights groups flagged dozens of anti-Muslim pages and groups to Facebook that stayed up, lawsuit alleges | Elizabeth Dwoskin | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Today’s vision of these ancient relations is as distant from old views of Neanderthals—unintelligent cave thugs, the losers of our family tree—as modern astronomy is from the idea of a universe bounded by the Milky Way.Much of What We Thought About Neanderthals Was Wrong. Here’s Why That Matters | Rebecca Wragg Sykes | October 27, 2020 | Time
In his infamous deposition video, you can clearly see that the “thug life” façade is stripped away.Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting | Marlow Stern | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe the thug even used to be you, until you went straight.
Women would refuse to go near any man with thuggish associations, for real—barely a thug could expect to get any action.
I also made a thug chase movie with a bunch of my friends in high school.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon | Andrew Romano | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Kremlin loses a useful propaganda tool, but it also eliminates a thug with a lot of Russian blood on his hands.Who Killed One of the Most Notorious Right Sector Leaders in Ukraine? | Oleg Shynkarenko | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If we risk ourselves against these fellows, and are victorious, will not every thug in the land cry Shabash!
After all, Sahib, cannot you now understand the excitement which possesses the soul of a thug in his pursuit of men?
We hear so much of him, that, by Bhowanee, perhaps an unlucky old thug like myself may pick up something new.
The old thug and myself had been bound together, and we were in this state thrust into one of the narrow cells of the jail.
I and another thug were directed to watch their movements, while the main body went on.
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