desperate criminal

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Noun1.desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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Gross scenes followed in the hall; the ladies were now upon the stage, and at sight of the desperate criminal they screamed with one accord.
This is a loaded revolver, and if you force me I shall use it on you as I would on any other desperate criminal. I am here to arrest you for a series of robberies at the Duke of Dorchester's, Sir John Kenworthy's, and other noblemen's and gentlemen's houses during the present season.
It is he who has connected the society with a system of corrupt police or desperate criminals in every great city.
He is believed to be a highly desperate criminal already wanted in three sensational cases of armed dacoity in Delhi, the statement said.
Khadija in her appeal regretted, 'Instead of awarding punishment which was commensurate and proportionate to the brutality caused, the learned judge of the Lahore High Court has given a clean chit to a dangerous and desperate criminal who is on the loose just 10 months after his incarceration.'
Whether it's a thug who wants to steal your vehicle to make a buck or a desperate criminal trying to get the heck out of Dodge, this presents a complex problem with deadly serious ramifications.
The desperate criminal also tried to gouge the son's eye as he struggled to escape.
Border guards and other law enforcement officers are also at risk if they happen upon an illegal wildlife shipment and a violent or desperate criminal.
Mr Clague bravely tackled the serial thief, 38, who had only just been released from prison, but the desperate criminal plunged a 10-inch kitchen knife into his leg as they struggled.
A desperate criminal, he is involved in several extortion and attempt to murder cases in Delhi and Haryana.
Their relationship is changed and tested when desperate criminal Frank (the excellent Brolin) takes them hostage.
"These attempts to undermine the security and stability of the member countries are desperate criminal and terrorist moves that reveal animistic intentions by the parties sponsoring them," Abdul Lateef Al Zayani said, hours after Saudi Arabia announced it had busted a spy ring.