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Definitionsomeone who has does something wrong — usually something illegal
- I had been the author of unalterable evils, and I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness.Chapter 9 (33% in)
- She paused, weeping, and then continued, "I thought with horror, my sweet lady, that you should believe your Justine, whom your blessed aunt had so highly honoured, and whom you loved, was a creature capable of a crime which none but the devil himself could have perpetrated.Chapter 8 (72% in)
There are no more uses of "perpetrator" in Frankenstein.
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