How to use Ruffians in a sentence
In 1856, at the very time when " border ruffians " were drawing their lines closer about the doomed town of Lawrence, Kansas, Sumner in the Senate (May 19-20) laid bare the Crime against Kansas."
It again, however, became the resort of pirates, and the names of many of the worst of these ruffians are associated with New Providence; the notorious Edward Teach, called Blackbeard, who was afterwards killed in action against two American ships in 1718, being chief among the number.
The Spaniards have had much trouble with the neighbouring tribes - turbulent Ruffians, hardly subject to the sultan of Morocco.
After the murder the captain let the two ruffians go ashore and locked himself in his cabin.
In Paris the armed ruffians who had long preyed upon respectable citizens were organized as a revolutionary army, and other revolutionary armies were established in the provinces.Advertisement
In that licentious university Francis found the greatest difficulty in resisting attacks on his virtue, and once at least had to draw his sword to defend his personal safety against a band of ruffians.
Ten cowardly ruffians I saw upon one unarmed man, beating him with their clubs, till they felled him to the ground.
The Ruffians are only nominally subject to the sultan of Morocco, against whose authority they are in constant revolt.
In 1893 the Ruffians besieged Melilla and 25,000 men had to be despatched against them.
In October of that year the Ruffians revolted from the Roghi and raided the mines, which remained closed until June 1909.Advertisement
These ruffians proceeded to treat the capital as a conquered city, and it became necessary for all good citizens to organize themselves into a regular militia.
Among those who stood about him were four knights, some of whom had personal grudges against Becket, and all of whom were reckless ruffians, who were eager to win their masters favor by fair means or foul.
Bands of ruffians calling themselves volunteers of liberty were found to defend the Republic, and to terrorize society.
The constable was killed in the first onslaught; Clement was imprisoned in the castle of St Angelo; Rome was abandoned to the rage of 30,000 ruffians.
The floor was thick with mud where ruffians had sat down to drink or consult after wading in the marshes round their camp.Advertisement