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evil character in a story

A villain is an "evil" character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction.


Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419.
  • Now I will show myself
    To have more of the serpent than the dove;
    That is—more knave than fool.
  • Zeno first started that doctrine, that knavery is the best defence against a knave.
    • Plutarch, Moralia (2d century), Volume I. Of Bashfulness.
  • There's ne'er a villain dwelling in all Denmark
    But he's an arrant knave.
  • His nunc præmium est qui recta prava faciunt.
    • Knavery's now its own reward.
    • Terence, Phormio (c. 161 BC), V, 1, 6.

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