low-life


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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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This introduction is an example of the easiest type of "low-life." I would not have devoted an entire column to this type, were it not for another "low-life," who betrays his people and country.
Before being caught in McKinney's house, the low-life, 21-year-old Marquis Anderson, first robbed McKinney's neighbor, Steven Flowers.
Recently, around 15 of these low-life were trying to break into my garage in daylight.
Since, at least, Picasso's appropriation of African Masks, low-life subjects and radical formalism, at the beginning of the century, Modernism has been explicitly (and paradoxically) fascinated by the primitive.
Francois Laroque traces the subversive wordplay and its consequences in the text: the scatological and the grotesque, the oxymoron or "crosse-couple," the sexual innuendo in the Nurse's speech, puns and "low-life linguistic bricolage," the feminization of Romeo, the cross-fire between rival families that leads to a collapse of the distinction between life and death in the star-crossing of the lovers.
Part of the problem is the poem itself, a willfully giddy account of a low-life jazz-age debauch starring Queenie, her lover Burrs, and her party-boy Black.
He later adopts a one-eyed black cat that he finds at a low-life tavern, but after he nearly trips on the cat, he attempts to kill it, too.
I READ about the low-life, sneak thief who stole the 88-year-old veteran's medal, his father's medal and his collection of antique coins etc.
HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION ITV4 11PM PREMIERE Busted at the border, Mel Gibson is HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION ITV4 11PM PREMIERE Busted at the border, Mel Gibson is banged up in a Tijuana prison run like a low-life mall.
What else is contemptible excuse of a low-life capable of after a skinful, makes you think doesn''t it!
Elin and her family are going through hell, thanks to her low-life of a husband, and I wonder just how many more cheap fakes aregoing to crawl out of the woodwork to try and cash in on this scandal.
The council is trying to improve our area, but low-life yobs have "done graffiti all over the seats
WHAT a society we have now with kids as young as 10 taking drugs and smoking weed, feral kids running riot and out of control, their parents even worse and low-life scum who think they can threaten the elderly.
The only thing we can say is that anyone who knows which low-life scum might be responsible should report their suspicions to the police.
A notorious gangster who targeted racetracks in the 1920s was interned during the Second World War because he was 'an Italian low-life'.