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lowlife

1. A contemptible person. That guy is a lowlife, always hitting on the waitresses and causing trouble.
2. The class of such people considered collectively. As a private investigator, I'm well-acquainted with our city's lowlife.

low-life

1. n. a low person; a repellent person. This low-life smells like bacon.
2. mod. mean; belligerent. We don’t need any low-life characters around here.
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Low Life and Moral Improvement in Mid-Victorian England: Liverpool through the Journalism of Hugh Shimmin (Leicester, 1991) and H.
He's covered everything from conditions in a Massachusetts mental hospital for the insane in the starkly probing Titicut Follies, to the monastic serenity of Essene, the bustling racetrack world of Race, the low life of Law and Order, and the high life of fashion in Model.
ET) hosted by Hollywood stunt rider Jason Britton and Livin' the Low Life (9 p.
COULD we request that the low life that keep taking the memorial vase we have placed at Thornhill Crematorium in memory of my husband's late aunt, please cease doing so, and buy one of their own, they only cost PS2.
They had seen this low life looking through the shop window and calmly walk in and take all my belongings in a matter of minutes.
GypsyVanner This vile scum low life should have the same done to him, I hope that he rots in hell.
I AM writing regarding your article about the low life scum who left an injured child in the road (Mail, December 14).
The singer, below, did his best King Kong pose at a pal's engagement party in London's Low Life bar on Saturday night.
In 1991 Woodlawn published her autobiography, A Low Life in High Heels, and it's now headed for the silver screen.
Here she refutes the too-common misperception that the relatively low life expectancy in the Middle Ages meant that people routinely died by age forty.
A similar mindset informs the recent art-house film The Low Life, whose very title signals dissolution and despair.
SPEED will take viewers into the world of the lowrider lifestyle with its new weekly program Livin' the Low Life, set to premiere in HD on Feb.
These are the low lives who feed on addicts' habits, who thieve on a daily basis to line the pockets of the low life.
Mr Rudd backed the presenter, saying: "All I could describe his remarks as reflecting is a new form of low life.
Instead there will be long drawn out trial and the bleeding hearts will come out and a pathetic prison sentence will be handed down for these low life to serve in some soft jail all at our expense.