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Related to scoundrelly: holding back, Pertaining to, reacquainted
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In the despair and anguish of his soul," the horse dealer agrees to a scoundrelly follower's secret proposal to rescue him.
Lessing said that Voltaire won his case became he outdid in scoundrelly deeds "the worst Jew of Berlin/To whom no cheating was too hard, no nasty trick too mean .
Briefly, the structure of the piece is typical of the period with rakish scoundrelly sons (here Matt Flowerdale) who did manage to come good in the end.
So here was this virtuous husband behaving in a splendidly scoundrelly fashion, and no one even noticed.