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  • But that sanction of bloodshed by conscience is to my mind…. more terrible than the official, legal sanction of bloodshed….
  • But that sanction of bloodshed by conscience is to my mind…. more terrible than the official, legal sanction of bloodshed….

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  • He said just now (he nodded at Razumihin) that I sanction bloodshed.
  • But if such a one is forced for the sake of his idea to step over a corpse or wade through blood, he can, I maintain, find within himself, in his conscience, a sanction for wading through blood—that depends on the idea and its dimensions, note that.
  • You are right, of course, in saying that it’s not new, that it’s like what we’ve read and heard a thousand times already; but what is really original in all this, and is exclusively your own, to my horror, is that you sanction bloodshed in the name of conscience, and, excuse my saying so, with such fanaticism….

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as in: sanctions against them Define
formal penalty
as in: cannot sanction such behavior Define
formal approval
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