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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
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Noun

Singular
rogue

Plural
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  1. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
  2. A mischievous scamp.
  3. A vagrant.
  4. Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
  5. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
  6. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
  7. An entity set apart from the normal order, which acts in an independent manner. This can apply to individuals, states, or other entities.

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Adjective

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Positive
rogue

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Vicious and solitary.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Large, destructive and unpredictable.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      In the minds of Republican hard-liners, the "Silent Majority" of Americans who had elected the President, and even Nixon's two Democrat predecessors, China was a gigantic nuke-wielding rogue state prepared to overrun the free world at any moment.
  3. Operating outside of normal controls.

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