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  • What if I were now to commit some terrible crime—murder ten fellow-creatures, for instance, or anything else that is thought most shocking and dreadful in this world—what a dilemma my judges would be in, with a criminal who only has a fortnight to live in any case, now that the rack and other forms of torture are abolished!

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  • She is in favor of abolishing the death penalty.
  • The dictator’s first move was to abolish free speech and a free press.

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