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impunity

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Definition exemption or freedom from punishment or loss
  • He loved you both, but he could not love Hassan the way he longed to, openly, and as a father. So he took it out on you instead—Amir, the socially legitimate half, the half that represented the riches he had inherited and the sin-with-impunity privileges that came with them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
impunity = exemption or freedom from punishment or loss
  • I must not only punish, but punish with impunity.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • impunity = without punishment or loss as a consequence
  • Amir, the socially legitimate half, the half that represented the riches he had inherited and the sin-with-impunity privileges that came with them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • impunity = exemption or freedom from punishment or loss
  • There is a God, there has to be, and now I will pray, I will pray that He forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need, I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • impunity = exemption or freedom from punishment or loss
  • He began abruptly to pass from the impunity of things to their solemnity, and from their being delightful to their being impossible.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • But the absence of unions can permit corporations to behave like continuing criminal enterprises, to violate labor laws with impunity.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • War cannot be explained in the terms of the world we know, but as it moves through all we know, it does so with impunity and surprise.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Ideals can't be betrayed with impunity, and now we must all take the consequences.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • It can't be forever violated with impunity.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • You were not even guilty of robbery, when you might have robbed with impunity.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • A way to kill with impunity.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • With impunity, Mr. Marx," he added, turning to Bernard.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "Whereas Grace could accuse him with relative impunity," says Simon.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • No human creature can with impunity brave the ferocious anger of these monsters.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Then I can beeline toward Schiaparelli with impunity.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • No man sheds Lannister blood with impunity.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • If a governor of New York led a conspiracy, until the hostilities actually started, he could insure his accomplices entire impunity.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity?
    Abigail Adams  --  Remember the Ladies
  • Sonia, timid by nature, had felt before that day that she could be ill-treated more easily than anyone, and that she could be wronged with impunity.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • It was the abuse of impunity by the side of the abuse of punishment; two bad things which strove to correct each other.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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