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
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Anyone who would pay thugs to incite violence at a rally against American citizens, as was released on video, will stop at nothing.
Chan was game to discuss his dramatic thriller, in which his simple man Quan takes on a government minister (Pierce Brosnan) who might know the IRA thugs who killed Quan's daughter.
These weren’t your traditional backwoods Klan members or thug skinheads.
But with New York's homicide rate at a historic low, the reboot of the franchise—about a man who exacts vigilante justice on the thugs who've made his city uninhabitable—needed a new setting.
The ability to even attempt to sell this narrative is a luxury disproportionately afforded to powerful men—the ones who are not thugs or violent criminals but simply can’t help themselves.
The similarities among Antifa, the Sturmabteilung (Nazi Brownshirts) and Stalin’s thugs is chilling.
Glenn Fleshler, as one of the marauding thugs, is a virtuoso at heavy menace.
This is government as an unaccountable, legally immune thug.
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Origin and Etymology of thug
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
Synonymsbully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, hoodlum, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]
Related Wordscutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]
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