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Scot free   /skɑt fri/   Listen
Scot free

adverb
1.
Free from harm or penalty.






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"Scot free" Quotes from Famous Books



... my dear son!" said the rector in a gentle voice; "don't fancy we want to do you any harm, for of course how can you help what is written in this letter; but if you want to escape scot free, answer truly and without compulsion to the questions that I am about to put ...
— The Day of Wrath • Maurus Jokai

... within fair range, dropped upon one knee and fired. Unluckily, the ball struck the trap, smashed it, and set the wolf free; and all the hunter got for his pains was a dead dog and a broken trap—while the wolf went scot free. ...
— The Drama of the Forests - Romance and Adventure • Arthur Heming

... that our liberty will have much difficulty to get away from here scot free. At least mine has suffered most violent attacks; my heart ...
— The Pretentious Young Ladies • Moliere

... the mountain side, and at such times she seemed to be enticing him after her. And then, on his way home, he would shudder. "What," thought he, "if the mountain wall were to shut to behind me?" and every time he was right glad that he had been so far on his guard and had come off scot free. ...
— Weird Tales from Northern Seas • Jonas Lie

... husband in a month. Now that little cankerworm, that has been gnawing at your roots of life for the last year or two, has done its worst, and you are perfectly free to go and make other mistakes. I only hope you'll get 'scot free' from those, too, for I don't like to see nice men burn their fingers. We became such good friends huddled up in that boat when we were stuck in the mud—Ugh! I can smell it now!—that I am glad to be the first to send you ...
— Robinetta • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... wounded if not killed. You have oft told me that I was over-careful of you, but you see that I was not careful enough, however, you may be assured that if another attempt be made those who attempt it shall not get off scot free. Do you think of laying a complaint before the provost against him ...
— Saint George for England • G. A. Henty

... the Tinker sat up upon the grass, rubbing his ear and winking and blinking at the bright stars that danced before his eyes, the yeomen roared with mirth till the forest rang. As for King Richard, he laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks. Thus the band shot, each in turn, some getting off scot free, and some winning a buffet that always sent them to the grass. And now, last of all, Robin took his place, and all was hushed as he shot. The first shaft he shot split a piece from the stake on which ...
— The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood • Howard Pyle

... train after robbing Joshua Bascom, as described in the first chapter, he was in excellent spirits. He had effected his purpose, and got off scot free. He walked briskly away from the station at which he got out, and didn't stop to examine the wallet till he had got half ...
— The Erie Train Boy • Horatio Alger

... lay before him. He could fight or he could throw up the hand he had dealt himself from a stacked deck. If he let his enemy walk away scot free, some day he would probably have to pay Crawford with interest. His choice was a ...
— Gunsight Pass - How Oil Came to the Cattle Country and Brought a New West • William MacLeod Raine

... admiration, he was so cocky and so sure. "People don't want to be told they're prisoners. They want you to say you were a prisoner, and tell how innocent you were and how the innocent never get a show and the guilty go scot free." ...
— The Prisoner • Alice Brown

... commander was Benny "Polkovoi." From him all things originated; and on our heads were the consequences. Benny, of the fat face and red, fishy eyes, always managed to escape scot free from the scrapes. He was always innocent as a dove. Whatever tricks or mischief we did, we always got the idea from Benny. Who taught us to smoke cigarettes in secret, letting the smoke out through our nostrils? Benny. Who told us to ...
— Jewish Children • Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

... dread Court of the Star Chamber. But he seems to have had, throughout his entire career, a singularly plausible manner, and a magnetic, winning personality. He succeeded in convincing his judges both of his innocence of traitorous designs and his religious orthodoxy, and was allowed to go scot free. Elizabeth, on her accession to the throne, naturally looked on him with favor, as one who had been persecuted by her sister; and with the more favor since it was widely reported that he was on the eve of making the grand discovery ...
— Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters • H. Addington Bruce

... (alas and alas!) of our life thou cruellest cruel 5 Venom, (alas and alas!) plague of our friendship and pest. Yet must I now lament that lips so pure of the purest Damsel, thy slaver foul soiled with filthiest kiss. But ne'er hope to escape scot free; for thee shall all ages Know, and what thing thou be, Fame, the old crone, ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

... associations as yours may be expected to spread until we have here, what they formerly had in Italy, such a love of Art that, as was the case with the great painter Correggio, our Canadian artists may be allowed to wander over the land scot free of expense, because the hotel keepers will only be too happy to allow them to pay their bills by the painting of some small portrait, or of some sign for "mine host." (Laughter and applause.) Why should we not be able to point to a Canadian school of painting, for in the appreciation of many ...
— Memories of Canada and Scotland - Speeches and Verses • John Douglas Sutherland Campbell



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