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enormity -- as in: enormity of the crime
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Lord of the Flies
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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.
  • The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be.

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  • Did they realize the enormity of such an outrage?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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