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transgress
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Ordinary men have to live in submission, have no right to transgress the law, because, don’t you see, they are ordinary.
  • You, too, have transgressed…. have had the strength to transgress.
  • But extraordinary men have a right to commit any crime and to transgress the law in any way, just because they are extraordinary.
  • The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities.
  • You, too, have transgressed…. have had the strength to transgress.
  • Then, I remember, I maintain in my article that all…. well, legislators and leaders of men, such as Lycurgus, Solon, Mahomet, Napoleon, and so on, were all without exception criminals, from the very fact that, making a new law, they transgressed the ancient one, handed down from their ancestors and held sacred by the people, and they did not stop short at bloodshed either, if that bloodshed—often of innocent persons fighting bravely in defence of ancient law—were of use to their cause.

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  • Her actions transgressed the boundaries of acceptable behavior.
  • will not permit them to transgress the rights of others

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