convict


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convict

1. a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
2. a person serving a prison sentence
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I don't want it to do me more good than it does now," said my convict, with a greedy laugh.
The other convict was livid to look at, and, in addition to the old bruised left side of his face, seemed to be bruised and torn all over.
Surprised, leader-less, attacked in front by invisible foes, and finding egress cut off by the Convicts behind them, they at once -- after their manner -- lost all presence of mind, and raised the cry of "treachery".
No one save myself knew in that man's lifetime who he was, or whence he came--it was John Edmunds, the returned convict.
The plate, rings, and watches were put in my chest with the money, and with this fortune, and in the sixty-first year of my age, I launched out into a new world, as I may call it, in the condition (as to what appeared) only of a poor, naked convict, ordered to be transported in respite from the gallows.
He looked with a dejected, angry countenance, his great heart was swelled with rage and disdain; to be dragged along with three keepers of Newgate, and put on board like a convict, when he had not so much as been brought to a trial.
You thought it was the runaway convict," observed the priest simply, "because you had read in the newspaper cutting that morning that a convict had run away.
I went through the superfluous ceremony of a second marriage with Alicia; took stores in the city; built a villa in the country; and here I am at this present moment of writing, a convict aristocrat--a prosperous, wealthy, highly respectable mercantile man, with two years of my sentence of transportation still to expire.
When he saw the convict approaching him with the bloody knife in his hand he kicked off his bonds, which he had somehow contrived to loosen, and rushing down the deck he plunged into the after-hold.
In the last letter Sonia wrote that he had been taken very seriously ill and was in the convict ward of the hospital.
And now, having brought you up to date in the escaped convict, the Stapletons, Dr.
The iron gangs, or parties of convicts who have committed here some offense, appeared the least like England: they were working in chains, under the charge of sentries with loaded arms.