reprobate


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reprobate

Christianity destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
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Wilmot's, that he was a worthless old reprobate; and by Mr.
'But what are all the poor fools and reprobates to do, aunt?
the male fools and reprobates will never want for partners, while there are so many of the other sex to match them; but do you follow my advice.
From his remarks his parents now gathered the real reason of the separation; and their Christianity was such that, reprobates being their especial care, the tenderness towards Tess which her blood, her simplicity, even her poverty, had not engendered, was instantly excited by her sin.
And here it is very well worth observing that, as it often happens in the world (what the wise ends in God's providence are, in such a disposition of things, I cannot say), the two honest fellows had the two worst wives; and the three reprobates, that were scarce worth hanging, that were fit for nothing, and neither seemed born to do themselves good nor any one else, had three clever, careful, and ingenious wives; not that the first two were bad wives as to their temper or humour, for all the five were most willing, quiet, passive, and subjected creatures, rather like slaves than wives; but my meaning is, they were not alike capable, ingenious, or industrious, or alike cleanly and neat.
As to the three reprobates, as I justly call them, though they were much civilised by their settlement compared to what they were before, and were not so quarrelsome, having not the same opportunity; yet one of the certain companions of a profligate mind never left them, and that was their idleness.
Otherwise she must have believed them the most hopeless assortment of reprobates and ne'er-do-wells in the world, with veritable slaves and martyrs for wives.
Melton Mowbray claims it originated there in 1837 when the Mad Marquis of Waterford, a well known hooligan described as"reprobate and landowner," led his chums in a riot, painting several of the buildings red.
Former immoral reprobate Super Hans (Matt King) is still immoral but is on juices rather than vodka and any illegal drug he can get his hands on.
She dumped Pete after finding out he had an old conviction for assault, so replacing him with his reprobate brother Ross is jumping out of the frying pan and straight into the fire.
McCreadie should have been thinking more about the greater good of the greater number than the needs of a hopeless reprobate who is clearly beyond salvation.
Rehabilitation can only arrive when a reprobate admits his guilt.