Examples of thug in a Sentence
He was beaten and robbed by street thugs.
the Mob boss regularly sent his thugs after people who were slow to pay their debts
Recent Examples of thug from the Web
The use of paramilitary thugs marked an escalation of violence.
The movie, which interweaves several plot lines—a thug attempting to figure out who murdered a beautiful prostitute, a cop with a heart condition trying to protect a stripper from becoming another victim—is all the better for it.
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s political group has hired paid thugs to intimidate voters and stop campaign staff.
At times, the structure of a Yakuza game, which involves a lot of beating up thugs, can make for weird moments.
The All-Stars trained and played under the hostile eyes of armed thugs managed by the head of Trujillo’s death squads.
Cohen won't be suing Daniels or Avenatti, especially not for being called a thug by Avenatti.
Then, suddenly, a pair of masked thugs burst in and knock out the agent, proceeding to beat up Brooks and drag him away bound and gagged.
Guzman was one of the thugs who tortured them with an ice pick, before the Americans ultimately were killed.
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: a violent criminal
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