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Sample sentences for the GRE study word culprit

culprit can be used as a noun

1.de Villefort, in condemning a culprit to death you, M. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
2.The culprit was sitting at the window in the corner of the drawing room beside him was standing Tanya with a plate. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.But now--since I am irrevocably doomed--wherefore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culprit before his executio. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.As Buck sprang to punish him, the lash of Francois's whip sang through the air, reaching the culprit first and nothing remained to Buck but to recover the bone. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
5.The unhappy culprit sustained herself as best a woman might, under the heavy weight of a thousand unrelenting eyes, all fastened upon her, and concentrated at her bosom. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.The first-named malefactor will be subjected to the mazzuola, the second culprit beheaded. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Petritsky, whom he liked, was implicated in the affair, and the other culprit was a capital fellow and first-rate comrade, who had lately joined the regiment, the young Prince Kedrov. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Earnshaw snatched up the culprit directly and conveyed him to his chamber where, doubtless, he administered a rough remedy to cool the fit of passion, for he appeared red and breathless. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
9.There can be no outrage, methinks, against our common nature--whatever be the delinquencies of the individual--no outrage more flagrant than to forbid the culprit to hide his face for shame as it was the essence of this punishment to do. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.One of the culprits will be mazzolat. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
11.Work did not progress further, and they darted apart from one another like culprits when Kouzma came in to announce that tea was ready. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
12.This shrubbery was a well-known haven of refuge for culprits at Otradnoe. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
13.However, the two culprits advanced, and as they approached their faces became visible. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
14.The same platform or scaffold, black and weather-stained with the storm or sunshine of seven long years, and foot-worn, too, with the tread of many culprits who had since ascended it, remained standing beneath the balcony of the meeting-house. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
15.The man would probably be condemned the attorney-general was very clever, and never missed his culprits he was a brilliant fellow who wrote verses. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
16.--At the culprits of riches, with cold eyes and rank thoughts, who pick up profit out of all kinds of rubbish--at this rabble that stinketh to heaven. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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