Phrases with "reprobate"

I then told him that it was my misfortune to own — with a strong inclination to disown — a reprobate nephew, now an inhabitant of that very town. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope That reprobate young man would force his way into the embassy, or Florence would force her way out. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope She apparently accepted the proffered friendship, and simply desired him to carry his reprobate qualities elsewhere. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope When the letters of invitation were being sent out by the two girls, she had given a decided opinion that the reprobate should not be asked. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope She could not inform her aunt that her father had given up to the poor reprobate who had destroyed himself all that had been intended for her. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It was at last thought better that she should go to her father and live in France with him, reprobate though the man was. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Anthony Trollope The Duke had been gradually teaching himself to hate the crowd around him and to reprobate his wife’s strategy, before he had known that there was a Major Pountney under his roof. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith He was of a morality to reprobate the erring dame while he enjoyed the incidents. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Thomas Carlyle Where, then, lies the evil of it? Some fatal evil must lie in it, or earnest prophetic men would not on all hands so reprobate it. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

James Anthony Froude Sure, thought I, I am given up to the Devil and to a reprobate mind; and thus I continued for a long while, even for some years together. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing Miss Drake was by no means the spiritual young person that Mrs. Goodall thought her, or hoped to make her; plainly, she was a reprobate of experience. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope In following it out she had thrown all thoughts of love to the wind and had married a reprobate earl. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Be sure Monsieur de Malfort is not the reprobate they would make him. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

The true monarch of all he surveys is the penniless reprobate who walks down Fleet-street with his whole estate covered by the seedy hat upon his head. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anthony Trollope Her strongest passion at this moment was love for the cold-blooded reprobate who had now come to tell her of his intended marriage. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

James Hogg The ungodly and reprobate young man fell covered with wounds, and with curses and blasphemy in his mouth, while I escaped uninjured. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Anatole France We are ignorant of His ways, and what this simpleton says contains more truth, maybe mixed and alloyed with blasphemy, than all the vain words a reprobate draws out of the emptiness of his heart. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

The general, indeed, was conventionally supposed to know nothing of them, and to reprobate the practice itself with his whole soul. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edmund Burke I reprobate no form of government merely upon abstract principles. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

George Gissing He appears to reprobate the thought of being connected with the aristocracy — part of his Shelleyism, of course. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins Eh! he’s an awfu’ reprobate is him that’s dear to ye. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Anthony Trollope If Lady Eustace was such a reprobate as was now represented, why had not Lord Fawn heard the truth? And then she had already given in her own adhesion, and had promised to call. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jeremy Bentham The philosophical party have scarcely gone farther than to reprobate pleasure: the religious party have frequently gone so far as to make it a matter of merit and of duty to court pain. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Thomas Paine Wherefore, I reprobate the phrase of Parent or Mother Country applied to England only, as being false, selfish, narrow and ungenerous. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Thomas Carlyle The obscure sojourn of demons and reprobate is underfoot; a soft breathing of penitence mounts higher and higher, to the Throne of Mercy itself. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anthony Trollope He certainly hadn’t taken the old gentleman’s advice, thinking that to “soft-sawder” so great a reprobate as Jerry Brownbie would be holding a candle to the devil. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

No one suspected that it had been concerted between her and the old reprobate in scarlet and ermine. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope There was not a housemaid about the rooms or a groom in the stables who did not know how terrible a reprobate their master had been. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

My reprobate nephew was too ill to go out. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Anthony Trollope The reprobate had no doubt gone through some form of a ceremony with a girl of low birth at Venice. It very probably was not a marriage. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Anthony Trollope Sir Harry felt that there were things to be saved of more value than the property;—the family, the title, perhaps that reprobate cousin himself; and then, above all, his child. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope [1871]

James Anthony Froude A reprobate may be sorry for his sins, he may repent and lead a good life. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

John Stuart Mill And I denounce and reprobate this pretension not the less, if put forth on the side of my most solemn convictions. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

The women at the doors had plenty to say on the subject of the folly of Pere Merlier, who had thus introduced a reprobate into his house. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

It is obvious, that the members of the same tribe would approve of conduct which appeared to them to be for the general good, and would reprobate that which appeared evil. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Elizabeth Gaskell Sad thing to have such a reprobate in the family. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

My father was a reprobate and a gamester, and I knew at an early age that I had nothing to hope for from him. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Henry James He’ll not understand that he may as well sacrifice the old reprobate for a lamb as for a sheep. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]