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Word: culprit

Definition: one guilty of a crime


Sentences Containing 'culprit'

Their arrival was dreaded by the elder Miss Bennets, and Jane more especially, who gave Lydia the feelings which would have attended herself, had she been the culprit, and was wretched in the thought of what her sister must endure.
As Dantes spoke, Villefort gazed at his ingenuous and open countenance, and recollected the words of Renee, who, without knowing who the culprit was, had besought his indulgence for him.
The first named malefactor will be subjected to the mazzuola, the second culprit beheaded.
And, besides, they say that the culprit is an infamous scoundrel, who killed with a log of wood a worthy canon who had brought him up like his own son.
``Yes, that I have suffered; but the culprit?''
And when you have found the culprit, if you find him, I will say to you,`You are a magistrate, do as you will!'''
The same flower of innocence had flourished, or was still flourishing, on their brow, that is seen on the brow of the culprit in your house.''
``Follow the culprit's steps; he first kills M. de Saint Meran''``O doctor!''
When crime has been committed, and God, doubtless in anger, turns away his face, it is for the physician to bring the culprit to justice.''
Mademoiselle de Villefort is the culprit she is the poisoner!
for I am the only culprit, Edmond, and if you owe revenge to any one, it is to me, who had not fortitude to bear your absence and my solitude.''
Faith, no, for between the culprit and the victim I have no choice.''
``But,''said Morrel,``the culprit the murderer the assassin.''
``My father has revealed the culprit's name; my father thirsts for revenge as much as you do, yet even he conjures you as I do to keep this secret.
An unhappy culprit, found guilty of imperfect exercise, approaches at his command.
The culprit falters excuses, and professes a determination to do better tomorrow.
It must be confessed, however, that the case looks exceedingly grave against the young man, and it is very possible that he is indeed the culprit.
The culprit is--" "Mr. John Turner," cried the hotel waiter, opening the door of our sitting-room, and ushering in a visitor.

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