Afterward, there is rarely satisfaction, just final proof that Johnny Flameout is a reprobate.
Thus we frequently respect or reprobate a book without a perusal, merely on account of the Author's name.
"Come out and show me this reprobate," said the husband, rising.
Alice would not condescend to join her reprobate brother, even in abuse of Adela.
A heap of ashes, he said, was the only fit place for such a reprobate as he had been.
Fresh from his confession to Beilski, it was necessary that he should reprobate all fellow traitors.
Don't you know that he's a swindler, a reprobate, a penniless adventurer?
Even the elect are in themselves as badly off as the reprobate, and are equally included under sin.
The bamboo was ineffectual to cane that reprobate's bad courses out of him.
The old Duke appears to have been rather a reprobate, but whether he profited by Joan's advice does not appear.
early 15c., "rejected as worthless," from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn," from Latin re- "opposite of, reversal of previous condition" (see re-) + probare "prove to be worthy" (see probate (n.)). Earliest form of the word in English was a verb, meaning "to disapprove" (early 15c.).
1540s, "one rejected by God," from reprobate (adj.). Sense of "abandoned or unprincipled person" is from 1590s.