life of crime


: habitual breaking of the law
He turned to a life of crime as a teenager.

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Recent Examples on the Web In The Place Beyond the Pines—the 2012 drama where Gosling met his future wife, co-star Eva Mendes—for example, the actor starred as a motorcycle stuntman who turned to a life of crime to support his family. Sam Reed, Glamour, 3 May 2024 The screening process is done by the U.S. Probation Office, which determines who is most likely to return to a life of crime and who could benefit from CARE Court’s legal, counseling and community services. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 22 Apr. 2024 The unique nail-biter takes place in the shadows of L.A.’s homeless camps, run-down motels and dark alleys, following women who have turned — for various reasons — to a life of crime. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2024 Sill also grew up in an abusive home, and turned to a life of crime and drug usage as an escape mechanism. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2024 When Izi's son falls ill, he's drawn back into a life of crime with a heist that promises to change their lives forever. Travis Bean, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Like Goodfellas and Casino, The Irishman follows a rise-and-fall structure that shows how empty a life of crime leaves its perpetrators. Wesley Stenzel,, 9 Mar. 2024 Having fallen into a life of crime after his brother’s death, Robles was incarcerated in Blythe, near the Arizona border. Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 There are several arguments made in Age of Influence to explain Tyler's descent into a life of crime: His hardscrabble upbringing in Worcester, Mass., his pursuit to support his family at any cost, and so on. Declan Gallagher,, 9 June 2023

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“Life of crime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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