She wanted to dive into this villain with both feet, and she did.
A wise man once said that a hero is only as good as the villain who opposes him.
But Begala understands that narrative architecture requires a villain.
And in most cases, the villain is not Washington, but foreign leaders escaping common action with cowardice and hypocrisy.
There is a villain in this story, and it's not Barack Obama.
You did well in bringing him with you, for an honest man must not fall a victim to a villain.
If Smaltz had been the villain of fiction, he would have been a coward as well.
The answer to this question determined Miss Westbrook to preserve the dear child from a villain.
Arthur Manley whom a villain tries to ruin, is the hero of this book.
My service, villain, with a fatal curse, That direful plagues and mischief fall on thee.
c.1300, "base or low-born rustic," from Anglo-French and Old French villain, from Medieval Latin villanus "farmhand," from Latin villa "country house" (see villa).
The most important phases of the sense development of this word may be summed up as follows: 'inhabitant of a farm; peasant; churl, boor; clown; miser; knave, scoundrel.' Today both Fr. vilain and Eng. villain are used only in a pejorative sense. [Klein]Meaning "character in a novel, play, etc. whose evil motives or actions help drive the plot" is from 1822.