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felony
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
  • 'Do you know,' said I, as we walked along the passage, 'what felony was Number Twenty Seven's last "folly"?'
    Chapters 61-62 (53% in)
  • 'Yet, if you'll read his letter, you'll find he is the tenderest of men to prisoners convicted of the whole calendar of felonies,' said I; 'though I can't find that his tenderness extends to any other class of created beings.'
    Chapters 61-62 (21% in)

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