Definition of Desperate criminal

1. Noun. A bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier).

Exact synonyms: Desperado
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw



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Literary usage of Desperate criminal

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1. The Story of a Mother-love by Annette Fitch Brewer (1913)
"sisted in the capture of many a desperate criminal. ... house fronting the park open and the desperate criminal would come out with a baby in his arms, ..."

2. Before and at Trial: What Should be Done by Counsel, Solicitor and Client by Richard Harris (1890)
"Professional ethics and the duty of an attorney often require that a desperate criminal, fresh from a most aggravated homicide, must be defended. ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1889)
"... and that, if convicted, they would of course have to be measured. A DELEGATE. Can a desperate criminal, between two convictions, so mutilate himself ..."

4. Criminology by Raffaele Garofalo (1914)
"Still, in the popular judgment they had done wrong, because their verdict resulted in the acquittal of a desperate criminal. To be honest, should they have ..."

5. Society and Prisons by Thomas Mott Osborne (1916)
"... drag in the most convenient ex-convict and give to the reporters the most lurid accounts of the "desperate criminal" they have captured. ..."

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