Definition of Knaves

1. Noun. (plural of knave) ¹



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Definition of Knaves

1. knave [n] - See also: knave

Lexicographical Neighbors of Knaves

knarriest
knarring
knarry
knars
knaur
knaurs
knauvshawl
knave
knave of clubs
knave of diamonds
knave of hearts
knave of spades
knaveproof
knaveries
knavery
knaves (current term)
knaveship
knavess
knavesses
knavish
knavishly
knavishness
knaw
knawe
knawed
knawel
knawels
knawes
knawing
knaws

Literary usage of Knaves

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

1. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1844)
"WEE knaves (whom all men knaves doe call) That serve knaves turnes to play withall, ... That in the ale-house, day and night, Cause drunken knaves to ..."

2. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by J(ohn) Payne Collier (1866)
"Composed by IL a lover of honest Men, and hater of knaves; and Printed in the yeare of the discoverie of a Couple. 8vo. BL 8 leaves. ..."

3. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"A pleasant conceited | tation of four knaves, &c. Printed H, in fours. Inglis' Old Plays, 137, 10i. 10s. die, ¡til it A most pleasant and ..."

4. Sam Slick's Wise Saws and Modern Instances, Or, What He Said, Did, Or Invented by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1853)
"That being the state of the case, the great bulk of humans may be classed as fools and knaves. The last are the thrashers and sword-fishes, ..."

5. Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions by William John Thoms (1858)
"Which makes a many knaves be ... their merry pilgrimage: he laughed at it, and wisht all men had the like power to serve all such knaves in the like kind. ..."

6. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"... More knaves Yet, pp. 104, 105, Percy :. vol. ix.) >2. Early in the seventeenth century women of fashion were y fond of masks. See Rowland's Address " to ..."

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