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depravity

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Definition complete immorality or evilness
  • It is a terrible story of an innocent who trusted a man who treated her with ruthless depravity.
depravity = immorality or evilness
  • Feed your better nature—not the depravity within you.
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • And yet his crime was committed more in thoughtlessness than deliberate depravity.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • "It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things," she said gaily.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • She at first lacked the depravity indispensable to shutting me up in mental darkness.
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave
  • You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • depraved = completely immoral or evil
  • "Why are you constantly escorting me places?" I say. "Isn't there a depraved activity you're supposed to be taking part in? Kicking puppies or spying on girls while they change, or something?"
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • depraved = completely immoral or evil
  • And yet his crime was committed more in thoughtlessness than deliberate depravity.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • Now the planners are asking their people not to blame the government, but to blame the depravity of the rich,
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • depravity = complete immorality or evilness
  • His own explorations have suggested to him that prostitutes are motivated less by depravity than by poverty,
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • depravity = complete immorality or evil
  • not one drop of real depravity had penetrated to her heart;
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • Underpinning all of it ... lay a bedrock of depravity and violence
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • depravity = complete immorality or evilness
  • Luther had proclaimed that mankind was totally depraved after the Fall from Grace.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • depraved = immoral or evil
  • Was there no end to their depravity?
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • I have prayed-to both sides-for release from this depravity of thought,
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • ...Gus told us that he feared oblivion, and I told him that he was fearing something universal and inevitable, and how really, the problem is not suffering itself or oblivion itself but the depraved meaninglessness of these things, the absolutely inhuman nihilism of suffering.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • depraved = hopelessly bad
  • The enormity of the crime and the extreme depravity of the criminal, appear the greater in view of the character of the victim,
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • depravity = immorality or evilness
  • He was hard alike on the lazy, the depraved, and the weak, and tried to get them expelled from the commune.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • depraved = immoral
  • And what was the repentance that was extorted from the hardness of her heart and the blackness of her depravity?
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
depravity = immorality or evilness

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