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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • I mean that if there were, it would be impossible to draw up with impunity two such deeds as these.
  • Then he added, "Monsieur, you may rest assured I shall perform my duty impartially, and that if he be innocent you shall not have appealed to me in vain; should he, however, be guilty, in this present epoch, impunity would furnish a dangerous example, and I must do my duty."
  • All would pay deference to an officer like you, with a fierce mustache and a long sabre, but they think they may crush a poor weeping girl with impunity.
  • Then, too, my father is not a person whose orders may be infringed with impunity; protected as he is by his high position and firmly established reputation for talent and unswerving integrity, no one could oppose him; he is all-powerful even with the king; he would crush you at a word.

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  • I must not only punish, but punish with impunity.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • They spoke of eternal youth enjoyed outside the confines of loops, of jumping back and forth from future to past with impunity, suffering none of the ill effects that have always prevented such recklessness—in other words, of mastering time without being mastered by death.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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