The Mexican brigand hoped to take the "cow boys" unawares—surprise them—kill them, and drive away their herds.
It may be an ignoble thing to lie, but with what other weapon was I to fight this brigand?
A brigand was crouching at a front corner of the main building!
Grantline with his treasure, unsuspecting this brigand ship.
Need we tell with what triumphant success the "brigand's Bride" was received?
It was not like the brigand leader to remain in the background.
The oracle replied to his question that Adrastus was king of the Sicyonians and Cleisthenes was a brigand.
Oblivious to the brigand attack, they were in here practising!
With his black felt hat and his old brown coat, discoloured by long usage, he looked like a kind of brigand.
The brigand ship with its surrounding darkness was not far from us.
c.1400, "lightly armed foot soldier," from Old French brigand (14c.), from Italian brigante "trooper, skirmisher, foot soldier," from brigare (see brigade). Sense of "one who lives by pillaging" is from early 15c., reflecting the lack of distinction between professional mercenary armies and armed, organized criminals.