Usage examples for villainous

  1. As the fork of the bait will not reach the bend of the middle hook, it must be fastened to the snell by a few stitches taken with stout thread and the lower end of the bait should not reach more than a quarter of an inch beyond the bottom of the hook, because the small- mouth has a villainous trick of giving his prey a stern chase, nipping constantly and viciously at the tail, and the above arrangement will be apt to hook him at the first snap. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  2. There, in the midst of the villainous dancing- hall, Leaning across the table, over the beer, While the music maddened the whirling skirts of the ball, As the midnight hour drew near, There with the women, haggard, painted and old, One fresh bud in a garland withered and stale, She, with her innocent voice and her clear eyes, told Tale after shameless tale. – Silhouettes by Arthur Symons
  3. Thy friend, I. T. H. The worthy old Quaker in New- Jersey was not aware of his son's villainous conduct until some time after. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child