Definition of Blackguards

1. Noun. (plural of blackguard) ¹



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Definition of Blackguards

1. blackguard [v] - See also: blackguard

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackguards

blackfins
blackfish
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly
blackfold
blackfoot daisy
blackfriar
blackfriars
blackguard
blackguarded
blackguarding
blackguardism
blackguardisms
blackguardly
blackguards (current term)
blackgum
blackgums
blackhander
blackhanders
blackhat
blackhats
blackhead
blackheads
blackheart
blackheart cherry
blackhearted
blackhearts
blackhole
blackholes

Literary usage of Blackguards

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... meetings—Their resolutions—Anti-Mormon committee of rogues and blackguards— The Irish justice and constable—Captain Allen's expedition to Carthage—Major ..."

2. English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1904)
"The comedy, as it appears to us, must have been written by blackguards for blackguards. When Congreve became Dryden's heir he inherited the established ..."

3. The Personal Story of the Upper House by Kosmo Wilkinson (1905)
"... Lord Holland—Two noble blackguards—Sir Francis Dashwood, Baron le Despencer, and John George Montagu, Earl of Sandwich—The Duke of Grafton—His encounter ..."

4. The Land of Gold: The Narrative of a Journey Through the West Australian by Julius Mendes Price (1896)
"... night in a bush inn—The gold escort from Coolgardie— Police in Australia—"Spielers" or blackguards—A roadside letter-box—Exciting race into Coolgardie. ..."

5. The Acts of the Elders: Commonly Called the Book of Abraham : to which is by Abraham Norwood (1847)
"blackguards his spectacles, 25—40. 1. (Then said Abraham, Suppose by this benevolent and mighty effort—this grasping heaven and hell in ..."

6. Through the Russian Revolution by Albert Rhys Williams (1921)
"CHAPTER IX RED GUARDS, WHITE GUARDS AND blackguards Soviets declared themselves the government on November 7. But it was one thing to take power ; another ..."

7. The New Mirror for Travellers and Guide to the Springs by James Kirke Paulding (1828)
"Nor of their manners, because as there is no distinction of ranks recognized in their constitution, every body knows they must be all blackguards. ..."

8. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... meetings—Their resolutions—Anti-Mormon committee of rogues and blackguards— The Irish justice and constable—Captain Allen's expedition to Carthage—Major ..."

9. English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1904)
"The comedy, as it appears to us, must have been written by blackguards for blackguards. When Congreve became Dryden's heir he inherited the established ..."

10. The Personal Story of the Upper House by Kosmo Wilkinson (1905)
"... Lord Holland—Two noble blackguards—Sir Francis Dashwood, Baron le Despencer, and John George Montagu, Earl of Sandwich—The Duke of Grafton—His encounter ..."

11. The Land of Gold: The Narrative of a Journey Through the West Australian by Julius Mendes Price (1896)
"... night in a bush inn—The gold escort from Coolgardie— Police in Australia—"Spielers" or blackguards—A roadside letter-box—Exciting race into Coolgardie. ..."

12. The Acts of the Elders: Commonly Called the Book of Abraham : to which is by Abraham Norwood (1847)
"blackguards his spectacles, 25—40. 1. (Then said Abraham, Suppose by this benevolent and mighty effort—this grasping heaven and hell in ..."

13. Through the Russian Revolution by Albert Rhys Williams (1921)
"CHAPTER IX RED GUARDS, WHITE GUARDS AND blackguards Soviets declared themselves the government on November 7. But it was one thing to take power ; another ..."

14. The New Mirror for Travellers and Guide to the Springs by James Kirke Paulding (1828)
"Nor of their manners, because as there is no distinction of ranks recognized in their constitution, every body knows they must be all blackguards. ..."

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