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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

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I am a connoisseur of those Bond villains, but it is a hard one to do," Branagh said.
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Ek Villain sets out to convince you everyone has a dark side.
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As a villain he was so feared that for decades no child in India was named, Pran
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Villain Pran is depicted on the "Ghatkopar" station sign.
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