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Definitionexceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
- It lay heavier on my breast than if I had been a most atrocious criminal, I dare say.Chapters 4-6 (34% in)
- I bound myself by the required promise, in a most impassioned manner; called upon Traddles to witness it; and denounced myself as the most atrocious of characters if I ever swerved from it in the least degree.Chapters 40-42 (42% in)
- Villainy is the matter; baseness is the matter; deception, fraud, conspiracy, are the matter; and the name of the whole atrocious mass is — HEEP!'Chapters 49-51 (26% in)
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