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  • And even she was more complicated than I thought, keeping a secret that she thought was too terrible to reveal, out of a heinously twisted protective instinct.†   (source)
  • Whatever papers Booth read, they all condemned him for his heinous act.†   (source)
  • Even if Katie or Josh or Jon or Tyler committed some heinous crime, he still wouldn't do it.†   (source)
  • But since we both hated our jobs, we decided to do them together so it wouldn't be so heinous.†   (source)
  • They're only alleged to be heinous and evil by the criminals, Bella.†   (source)
  • Heinous!†   (source)
  • Then she raised her voice, and in it Eragon heard the same adamantine notes of command that her father had possessed: "You all forget that I fought in Farthen Dur, the same as you, and that I saw the savagery of the Urgals....However, I also saw our own men commit acts just as heinous.†   (source)
  • But then suddenly, following a particularly heinous insinuation against his employer, my father brought the car to an abrupt halt.†   (source)
  • Over the last 20+ years dating back to the bombing of the Marine Corps Barracks in Lebanon, various factions of radical Islamic Terrorists have been committing heinous acts of terrorism against the free world.†   (source)
  • From tender youth we are told by father and teacher that betrayal is the most heinous offense imaginable.†   (source)
  • He moaned the whole night through as if he had, in fact, been guilty of some heinous crime.†   (source)
  • When he did something heinous, like chunking a rock through the back window because he barely missed my ducking, weaving head, he would run like a Tennessee racehorse.†   (source)
  • She was nearly as tall as Yossarian, and for a few fantastic, terror-filled moments he was certain she would overpower him in her crazed determination, crush him to the ground and rip him apart mercilessly limb from limb for some heinous crime he had never committed.†   (source)
  • The defendant committed the offense in a particularly heinous, cruel, or depraved manner that involved torture or physical abuse to the victim.†   (source)
  • The sailors were acquitted on grounds of acting in self-defense, but public opinion had been vehement against the heinous practice of impressment.†   (source)
  • He pronounced "incorrect" as though the term described the most heinous crime imaginable, and I stared at him open-mouthed, feeling a vague guilt.†   (source)
  • I had the sinking feeling that this schmuck's inside was going to match his heinous outside, and I went on full alert.†   (source)
  • It wasn't out of the realm of possibility that folks who distributed meth could be persuaded to do something far more heinous, even if it meant hurting their country.†   (source)
  • And no matter what a man's feelings about slavery, the facts as presented show that these savages killed the ship's crew and held their white masters in a heinous state of captivity for nearly sixty days.†   (source)
  • Heckerling dug up an equal variety of ways to say bad: random, heinous, cheesy, blows, bites, bogus, bunk, bum, bum deal, busted, bug, chickenshit, dreaded, drip, the classic, wack, messed, it sucks, and, of course, clueless.†   (source)
  • If you're supposed to copy the word tintinnabulation, and it's spelled tintinnablution, or if heinous is spelled anus, as sometimes occurs, what are you supposed to do, leave it?†   (source)
  • As far as he knew, she might be a felon with a list of heinous crimes on her rap sheet.†   (source)
  • She is the only anchor that might keep him from committing a heinous crime, effectively throwing his life away in the process.†   (source)
  • Johnny Wayne was arrested and charged with both first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and because of the heinous nature of the crime, the State of Tennessee was seeking the death penalty.†   (source)
  • I will put on your record that you were expelled on a morals charge of the most heinous nature, Mr. McLean.†   (source)
  • However, somewhere between ages sixteen and nineteen I realized that most lawyers never meet even one man falsely accused of some heinous crime and that many of the more mundane legal tasks require about as much imagination as testing a streptococcus culture.†   (source)
  • It is the least obvious but most heinous of all race crimes, for it kills the spirit and the will to live.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, and though you have heinously offended the King's Majesty, we hope if you will even now forthink and repent of your obstinate opinions, you may .†   (source)
  • He committed the most heinous crime in the history of the state of New Hampshire.†   (source)
  • That counts as cruel and heinous behavior to me.†   (source)
  • Shay Bourne has been convicted of possibly the most heinous crime in the history of this state.†   (source)
  • Indeed I had trouble choosing my most heinous crime.†   (source)
  • Most vile yet, their offspring-the next generation, which my kind nearly worshipped for their promise-had all too often been victims of heinous crimes.†   (source)
  • For even if we do not personally own slaves, even if we do not hold prejudices against the darker races, if we permit such things to occur, we are as guilty and as sinful in the eyes of the Lord as the perpetrators of such heinous acts.†   (source)
  • A puffy, vain, conceited conversation never fails to bring a man into contempt, although his natural endowments be ever so great, and his application and industry ever so intense...[And] I must own myself to have been, to a very heinous degree, guilty in this respect.†   (source)
  • My whole life, the whitecoats had done countless heinous, inhuman, unforgivable things to me, to all of us.†   (source)
  • He did it because it gave him an effective bargaining chip—Baker was notorious for offering to take the death penalty off the table in exchange for a guilty plea just before trial, no matter how heinous the murder.†   (source)
  • I can close my eyes, Mr. McLean, close them this instant on this very pleasant walk, and my brain will come alive with horrendous, unspeakable images of heinous crimes men have performed against other men.†   (source)
  • William Seward would live just seven more years after being attacked in his own bed on the night of Lincoln's assassination, but in that time he would undertake an activity that would leave an even longer-lasting legacy than the heinous attack.†   (source)
  • Watching television news of freeway wrecks, apartment-building fires, and heinous murders, one sat numb and unaffected.†   (source)
  • An investigative reporter specializing in stories about particularly heinous criminals—serial killers, child abusers, rapists who mutilated their victims—she was driven by an obsession that Joe had never fully understood, prowling the bleakest chambers of the human heart, compelled to immerse herself in stories of blood and madness, seeking meaning in the most meaningless acts of human savagery.†   (source)
  • Because, even if we don't want to say it out loud—for the really heinous crimes, we want to know that there's a really heinous punishment.†   (source)
  • They're emotional minefields—you get to know the inmate, and you excuse some heinous crime with a lousy childhood or alcoholism or an emotional upheaval or drugs, until you see the victims family and a whole different level of suffering.†   (source)
  • All whites, especially myself, were guilty of heinous, extraordinarily brutal crimes against humanity.†   (source)
  • Only one student in my class fed her hot poop with any amount of regularity, and unfortunately for Mrs. Brown, in this particular case, her most reliable informant had also been the heinous monster who had wet the white folks' two-hunnert-dollar mattress.†   (source)
  • For more than a decade after the bombings, the hibakusha lived in an economic limbo, apparently because the Japanese government did not want to find itself saddled with anything like moral responsibility for heinous acts of the victorious United States.†   (source)
  • Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour.†   (source)
  • The word lingered in the air once I had uttered it, dancing before me, and because he received it silently, making no comment, the word magnified itself into something heinous and appalling, a forbidden word, unnatural to the tongue.†   (source)
  • But let me claim your attention, while we look over the particulars of this heinous offence.†   (source)
  • AS HE proceeded to his office, accompanied by Alden and the officials in this case, his thought was running on the motive of this heinous crime—the motive.†   (source)
  • 'You may as well face the matter,' said I; 'you have been caught in the act, and no confession could make your guilt more heinous.†   (source)
  • Of course I guess there is something—some awful little scrape—which you know all about—but if I am sure that it is terribly heinous, I fancy one could manage to forgive it.†   (source)
  • Every sin would then come forth from its lurking place, the most rebellious against the divine will and the most degrading to our poor corrupt nature, the tiniest imperfection and the most heinous atrocity.†   (source)
  • In a legal view the apparent victim of the tragedy was he who had sought to victimize a man blameless; and the indisputable deed of the latter, navally regarded, constituted the most heinous of military crimes.†   (source)
  • Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.†   (source)
  • And so saying, quite unconscious of his heinous offence, he amalgamated into one common heap those portions of a Dotheboys Hall card of terms, which represented his own counters, and those allotted to Miss Price, respectively.†   (source)
  • The young woman's heart revolted against so heinous a charge, and when she saw that she could attempt to do nothing to save her protector, she wept bitterly.†   (source)
  • For various and heinous are the acts of transgression against the rule of our blessed Order in this lamentable history.†   (source)
  • Let me then advise you, dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offense.†   (source)
  • For which heinous and multiplied guilt, Brian de Bois-Guilbert should be cut off and cast out from our congregation, were he the right hand and right eye thereof.†   (source)
  • —We will take thee at the same ransom with Prior Aymer, or rather at one hundred crowns lower, which hundred crowns shall be mine own peculiar loss, and not light upon this worshipful community; and so we shall avoid the heinous offence of rating a Jew merchant as high as a Christian prelate, and thou wilt have six hundred crowns remaining to treat for thy daughter's ransom.†   (source)
  • It was in favor of liberty of conscience, and in behalf of the Baptists, Quakers, and other sectaries that had been under persecution, ascribing the Indian wars, and other distresses that had befallen the country, to that persecution, as so many judgments of God to punish so heinous an offense, and exhorting a repeal of those uncharitable laws.†   (source)
  • I'm committing the most heinous crime in the Navy and, even now as I write, my hand trembles at the thought of the punishment if I am caught.†   (source)
  • Finally, he antedated the simplified spellers by inventing a long list of boldly phonetic spellings, ranging from /tung/ for /tongue/ to /wimmen/ for /women/, and from /hainous/ for /heinous/ to /cag/ for /keg/.†   (source)
  • But he stuck manfully to a number that were quite as revolutionary—for example, /aker/ for /acre/, /cag/ for /keg/, /grotesk/ for /grotesque/, /hainous/ for /heinous/, /porpess/ for /porpoise/ and /tung/ for /tongue/—and they did not begin to disappear until the edition of 1854, issued by other hands and eleven years after his death.†   (source)
  • If thou delight to view thy heinous deeds, Behold this pattern of thy butcheries.†   (source)
  • Containing an incident of a more heinous kind, with the comments of Thwackum and Square.†   (source)
  • 31:11 For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.†   (source)
  • [Exit LAUNCELOT] Alack, what heinous sin is it in me To be asham'd to be my father's child†   (source)
  • Thou art arm'd, Gloster:—let the trumpet sound: If none appear to prove upon thy person Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasons, There is my pledge [throwing down a glove]; I'll prove it on thy heart, Ere I taste bread, thou art in nothing less Than I have here proclaim'd thee.†   (source)
  • I am heinously unprovided.†   (source)
  • Thus by the law of conscience I was led To honor thee, dear brother, and was judged By Creon guilty of a heinous crime.†   (source)
  • Not God Omnipotent, nor Fate; yet so
    Perhaps thou shalt not die, perhaps the fact
    Is not so heinous now, foretasted fruit,
    Profaned first by the serpent, by him first
    Made common, and unhallowed, ere our taste;
    Nor yet on him found deadly; yet he lives;
    Lives, as thou saidst, and gains to live, as Man,
    Higher degree of life; inducement strong
    To us, as likely tasting to attain
    Proportional ascent; which cannot be
    But to be Gods, or Angels, demi-Gods.†   (source)
  • The heinous nature of this offence must be sufficiently apparent to every Christian, inasmuch as it is committed in defiance of the laws of our religion, and of the express commands of Him who founded that religion.†   (source)
  • Book X
    Mean while the heinous and despiteful act
    Of Satan, done in Paradise; and how
    He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve,
    Her husband she, to taste the fatal fruit,
    Was known in Heaven; for what can 'scape the eye
    Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart
    Omniscient?†   (source)
  • It is the other part of your offence, therefore, upon which I intend to admonish you, I mean the violation of your chastity;—a crime, however lightly it may be treated by debauched persons, very heinous in itself, and very dreadful in its consequences.†   (source)
  • To debauch a young woman, however low her condition was, appeared to him a very heinous crime; and the good-will he bore the father, with the compassion he had for his family, very strongly corroborated all such sober reflections; so that he once resolved to get the better of his inclinations, and he actually abstained three whole months without ever going to Seagrim's house, or seeing his daughter.†   (source)
  • There was no farther evidence necessary to convince Lord Fellamar how justly the case had been represented to him by Lady Bellaston; and now, at her return into the room, a scheme was laid between these two noble persons, which, though it appeared in no very heinous light to his lordship (as he faithfully promised, and faithfully resolved too, to make the lady all the subsequent amends in his power by marriage), yet many of our readers, we doubt not, will see with just detestation.†   (source)
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