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Knave in a Sentence

Examples of knave in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of knave, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


knave(nāv)

(noun) - one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

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EXAMPLES - Knave in a Sentence

  1. The knave is the highest card, then the ace, king, etc. (source)
  2. If you went in pain, master, this 'knave' would go sore. (source)
  3. "Gran tidins, my phlebotic knave," says one in Broken Dutch. (source)
  4. "I can name only three of yours, a knave, an ace, and big casino." (source)
  5. A knave is a philosopher, though a philosopher is not necessarily a knave. (source)
  6. Not a sheep: Gordon Brown - Liar, fool or knave? skip to main | skip to sidebar (source)
  7. Could 'knave' please enlighten us and let us have the overwhelming evidence he mentions? (source)
  8. To the skipper you were either a close knave, meaning to trick him, or an incredible idiot. (source)
  9. And I might yet be a king had the tobacco held out, or had Moosu been more fool and less knave. (source)
  10. "Tush!" answered Cataline, "tush! was that all? the knave was a chance night-walker, and frightened ye! (source)
  11. Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue. (source)
  12. Leonardo Di Caprio plays the office worker being blackmailed by (minor) Batman Begins knave Ken Watanabe. (source)
  13. 36 The under miller is, in the language of thirlage, called the knave, which, indeed, signified originally his lad. (source)
  14. [4011] emblem sucked the goat (so the shepherd would have it), but he kept nevertheless a wolf's nature; [4012] a knave will be a knave. (source)
  15. The man who would bid us put it by is a knave and a fool, a vile, degraded wretch, who will receive pardon neither in this world nor the next. (source)
  16. Factor in Gary Oldman as the scenery-chewing knave as well as the roughly sufficient to have we dont think about about the tenatious non-appearance of Mad Max 4. (source)
  17. I also believe it would be foolish to dismiss Obama for a fool or a knave and we must remember that this is the view of a large majority of intelligent Americans. (source)
  18. Only a fool or a knave would fail to see that Israel has done more to reduce civilian casualties that virtually any other country fighting an equally comparable war. (source)
  19. As in the world we must look to actions, not motives, so a knave is the man who injures you; and you do not inquire whether the injury be the fruit of malice or necessity. (source)
  20. For the king is unwise, so are his knights, and a knave is his brother, the one as the other; therefore may Britons be much the un-bolder, when the head (leader) is bad, the heap (source)
  21. Yer slaverin's must conform to the spirit o 'the Jolly Roger or they'll be ripped out like the still-quiverin' heart of a star-crossed landlubber, like we did for this poxy knave. (source)
  22. "Romeo and Juliet," the chorus narrates, "His name was Geoffrey Lebowski called yet/Not called, excepting by his kin/That which we call a knave by any other name/Might bowl just as sweet." (source)
  23. Rejecting Burris without first ascertaining that there is a solid legal basis for doing so would be a greater stain on the Senate's honor than seating someone who foolishly accepted appointed by a knave. (source)
  24. Paris, sat a man ALONE -- a man who has been maligned, a man who has been called a knave and charlatan, a man who has been persecuted even to the death, it is said, in Roman Inquisitions, forsooth, and elsewhere. (source)
  25. Mickey Rourke is the cybernetically enhanced knave Whiplash as well as Scarlett Johansson appears as Black Widow, the Russian assassin who might additionally be joining Gwyneth Paltrow as intensity adore interest. (source)
  26. After all, as no doubt your friends have told you, you played what, as a minister of the Crown, I must call a knave's part in attempting to save this popish traitor, although by God's Providence, you were frustrated. (source)
  27. Worse, if voters get the impression that the alternative to the Obami is a weird coterie of conspiracy mongers, they may well decide that, as the historian Oscar Handlin said about the 1972 election, better a knave than a fool. (source)
  28. A tattered knave arrived at this dressing-room, deposited his thirty sous and selected, according to the part which he wished to play, the costume which suited him, and on descending the stairs once more, the knave was a somebody. (source)
  29. An itinerant preacher, well known as a knave upon both banks, and the whole length of the river, used (before he was sent to the Penitentiary for picking pockets) to live comfortably in the steamboats without ever paying a farthing. (source)
  30. An itinerant preacher, well known as a knave upon both banks, and the whole length of the river, used (before he was sent to the Penitentiary for picking pockets) to live comfortably in the steam-boats without ever paying a farthing. (source)
  31. A man seeks but his awn, and yet folk shall hold him for both miller and miller's man, that is millar and knave, [Footnote: The under miller is, in the language of thirlage, called the knave, which, indeed, signified originally his lad. (source)
  32. For any man to profess to be governed by the fixed principles of justice, of honor, of truth, or of generosity, is sufficient to stamp him a hypocrite and a designing knave, that is lying in wait under these characters for the happiness of others. (source)
  33. 'I protest unto your majesty,' the marquis replied, 'I am as new a made lord as any of them all, but I was never called knave or rogue so much in all my life as I have been since I received this last honour: and why should they not bear their shares?' (source)
  34. In his chamber in the Rue St. Honore, at Paris, sat a man ALONE -- a man who has been maligned, a man who has been called a knave and charlatan, a man who has been persecuted even to the death, it is said, in Roman Inquisitions, forsooth, and elsewhere. (source)
  35. I end incidentally with a highly plagiarised concept, but non the less partly true though not exploiting the subtleties of which a new category should give itself up out of the either to be described, just a vague denouncement is enough for a soap bubble, "more fool then knave". (source)
  36. Only a fool or a knave would embark on remakes of Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind or Singin' in the Rain, though Gus Van Sant, a director who is neither fool nor knave, got egg on his face and a tarnished reputation with a shot-for-shot reworking of Hitchcock's Psycho. (source)
  37. I am but a fool, look you; and yet I have the wit to think my master is a kind of a knave: but that's all one, if he be but one knave] [W: but one kind] This alteration is acute and specious, yet I know not whether, in Shakespeare's language, _one knave_ may not signify a _knave on only one occasion_, (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "knave" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


KNAVE SYNONYMS

We have 14 synonyms for knave.

bastard, blackguard, fraud, heel, lowlife, miscreant, rapscallion, reprobate, rogue, scallywag, scamp, scoundrel, swindler, villain


KNAVE ANTONYMS

We have 0 antonyms for knave.


PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION

Pronunciation: (nāv)

Syllabification: ['knave']


DEFINITIONS

View up to 25 definitions of knave from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.


from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) An unprincipled, crafty fellow.
  2. (noun) A male servant.
  3. (noun) A man of humble birth.
  4. (noun) Games See jack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A boy; especially, a boy servant.
  2. (noun) Any male servant; a menial.
  3. (noun) A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
  4. (noun) A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A boy; especially, a boy servant.
  2. (noun) Any male servant; a menial.
  3. (noun) A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
  4. (noun) A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) A boy; a boy as a servant; a servant; a fellow.
  2. (noun) A friend; a crony: used as a term of endearment.
  3. (noun) A false, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; one given to fraudulent tricks or practices; a rogue or scoundrel.
  4. (noun) A playing-card with a servant (usually, in English and American cards, in a conventionalized costume of the sixteenth century) figured on it; a jack.
  5. (None) To prove or make a knave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
  2. (noun) a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel