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enormity
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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enormity -- as in: enormity of the crime
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.

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  • They knew very well why he hadn’t: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Did they realize the enormity of such an outrage?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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