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confirmed; inveterate: a double-dyed villain
dyed twice
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  • There are fools, and there are double-dyed fools, and that man is the chief of them.

  • I don't care who he is, I say he is a double-dyed and most intolerable villain!'

  • "I'll expose you to-day, you—you double-dyed traitor," stammered Thacker.

  • Now he shall be lashed from the door, the double-dyed scoundrel!

    Little Nobody Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Of all the double-dyed, ridiculous things, was the way that Crème de Menthe person took the sugar factory!

    My Second Year of the War Frederick Palmer
  • For us, comfort in our old age; for that double-dyed villain, Siberia and the mines.

    The Intriguers William Le Queux
  • But my fingers itched to get at the Portugoose—that double-dyed traitor to his race.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • I mean that double-faced, double-lived, double-dyed traitor, John Huish.

    A Double Knot George Manville Fenn
  • His case looks black now—I'll make it of a double-dyed darkness.

    A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
  • He is a double-dyed traitor, and will meet with the fate he deserves.

    Guy Fawkes William Harrison Ainsworth

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