scot free

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: free - free from harm or penalty; "he went scot-free"
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I'm not exactly given to brag when I'm away from my own country--one hears too much of that all the time--but between you and me, I shouldn't say that it was possible for two crimes like that to be committed in New York City and for the murderer to get off scot free in either case."
'I promise you that in that case, if the truth is forced from him, there the matter will rest; there must be circumstances in Oliver's little history which it would be painful to drag before the public eye, and if the truth is once elicited, they shall go scot free.'
OEDIPUS Vile slanderer, thou blurtest forth these taunts, And think'st forsooth as seer to go scot free.
Thus the band shot, each in turn, some getting off scot free, and some winning a buffet that always sent them to the grass.
"That's true," he said, gazing at me in a way in which the damned gaze out of their cauldrons of boiling pitch at some soul walking scot free in the place of torment.
I resolved, therefore, that I would never do it until I saw a chance that would leave me scot free. I saw that chance this morning.
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Now both parties are more divided than ever before and he is away, scot free, and will never be held to account for what I feel has been gross mismanagement of our political system.
Islamabad -- According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, at 63%, majority of Pakistanis believe that criminals get out of Pakistani courts scot free.
He said the culprits, allegedly involved in the crime, must not be allowed to go scot free while needed security cover is also provided to the child victim and his family members.
Ngangahellip walks scot free as if nothing happened, his church is still full of gullible Kenyans.
So, why should VCs get away scot free?' he demanded, adding that the governor does not attend assembly sessions and no one can even criticise him.