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Sample sentences for the GRE study word rakish

rakish can be used as a adj

1.He was a serious young man, not rakish or loud-voiced like the others. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.Of course, he did mix with a rakish set of fellows at that time, drank freely and borrowed money on all sides. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
3.Previous to placing it before him, he went into the Aged's room with a clean white cloth, and tied the same under the old gentleman's chin, and propped him up, and put his nightcap on one side, and gave him quite a rakish air. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.Donning his hat at its most rakish angle, he wound his cloak around him, holding one end in front as if to conceal his person from the night, of which it was the blackest part, and muttering strangely to himself, stole away through the trees. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
5.Blazes Boylan presented to the leaders' skyblue frontlets and high action a skyblue tie, a widebrimmed straw hat at a rakish angle and a suit of indigo serge. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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