How could it be other than a terrible thought for her that her daughter listened willingly to this roue?
I was not prepared to find you grown from a roue into a senator.
When with the gambler, or the roue, he was equally at home—a debauchee, or a handler of cards.
Later the deserted admirer became again a roue inflamed with wine and submitted to a close-up that would depict his baffled rage.
Mark me, doctor, Dorothy will not put up an instant with a roue and a brute.
He bade fair to be utterly used up and a roue, in a few years, if he were to continue at the pace at which he was going.
The face that might have been handsome was the reflection of a roue, dashing, devilish.
He had been a roue in his youth, but seemed now the perfect representative of a benignant and virtuous old age.
"Not back to the home I left for the sake of a gambler and roue," she said, bitterly.
Vice does not form with them, as with the English roue, an occasional excess, but is consistent and regular in its habits.
"debauchee," 1800, from French roué "dissipated man, rake," originally past participle of Old French rouer "to break on the wheel" (15c.), from Latin rotare "roll" (see rotary). Said to have been first applied in French c.1720 to dissolute friends of the Duke of Orleans (regent of France 1715-23), to suggest the punishment they deserved; but probably rather from a secondary, figurative sense in French of "jaded, worn out," from the notion of "broken, run-over, beat down."