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  • For our gift is greater than our transgression.
  • And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.
  • The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of all evil.
  • We were just like all our brothers then, save for the one transgression: we fought with our brothers.
  • We were guilty and we confess it here: we were guilty of the great Transgression of Preference.
  • It is a transgression to speak to men of other Trades, save in groups at the Social Meetings.
  • It is our second Transgression of Preference, for we do not think of all our brothers, as we must, but only of one, and their name is Liberty 5-3000.
  • And as we look back upon our life, we see that it has ever been thus and that it has brought us step by step to our last, supreme transgression, our crime of crimes hidden here under the ground.
  • This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than the others, since we must love all men and all men are our friends.
  • This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than the others, since we must love all men and all men are our friends.
  • They brought the Transgressor out into the square and they led them to the pyre.
  • They had torn out the tongue of the Transgressor, so that they could speak no longer.
  • The Transgressor were young and tall.
  • As the chains were wound over their body at the stake, and a flame set to the pyre, the Transgressor looked upon the City.
  • We matter not, nor our transgression.
  • But it seemed to us that the eyes of the Transgressor had chosen us from the crowd and were looking straight upon us.
  • And we thought then, standing in the square, that the likeness of a Saint was the face we saw before us in the flames, the face of the Transgressor of the Unspeakable Word.
  • I understood why the best in me had been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins.

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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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