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heinous
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King Lear
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  • Thou art arm’d, Gloster:—let the trumpet sound: If none appear to prove upon thy person Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons, There is my pledge [throwing down a glove]; I’ll prove it on thy heart, Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less Than I have here proclaim’d thee.

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  • What could drive a person to commit such a heinous crime?
  • Alack, what heinous sin is it in me
    To be asham’d to be my father’s child!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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