toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

iniquity

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition immorality; or an immoral act
  • That was when I realized I had to climb up from the depths of iniquity.
iniquity = immorality
  • She fought against the iniquity of slavery.
  • iniquity = immorality
  • A blessing on the righteous colony of the Massachusetts, where iniquity is dragged out into the sunshine!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • iniquity = immorality
  • Jem and Walter returned to school ahead of me: staying behind to advise Atticus of Calpurnia's iniquities was worth a solitary sprint past the Radley Place.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • iniquities = unjust acts
  • To top it all, Mrs. Putnam —who is now staring at the bewitched child on the bed—soon accused Rebecca's spirit of "tempting her to iniquity," a charge that had more truth in it than Mrs. Putnam could know.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • iniquity = wickedness or immorality
  • By these means alone could they hope for pardon from their iniquities.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • iniquities = sins (immoral acts)
  • Let's pray that the human race never escapes Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • iniquity = immorality
  • Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • iniquities = sins (immoral or unjust acts)
  • It irks me, nevertheless, that the partner of her iniquity should not at least, stand on the scaffold by her side.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • iniquity = immorality
  • Which is the wiser here, Justice or Iniquity?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • iniquity = injustice (an immoral or unjust act)
  • commit such an iniquity
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • iniquity = immorality; or an immoral act
  • It's iniquitous!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • iniquitous = immoral or unjust
  • Each member of the congregation, the most innocent girl, and the man of hardened breast, felt as if the preacher had crept upon them, behind his awful veil, and discovered their hoarded iniquity of deed or thought.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • iniquity = immoral or unjust acts
  • So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow, while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • iniquity = immorality
  • "Truly, friend; and methinks it must gladden your heart, after your troubles and sojourn in the wilderness," said the townsman, "to find yourself at length in a land where iniquity is searched out and punished in the sight of rulers and people, as here in our godly New England."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • iniquity = immorality
  • He had told his hearers that he was altogether vile, a viler companion of the vilest, the worst of sinners, an abomination, a thing of unimaginable iniquity, and that the only wonder was that they did not see his wretched body shrivelled up before their eyes by the burning wrath of the Almighty!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • iniquity = immorality
  • One thing that had strongly impressed my young mind was the talk of my elders about the dens of iniquity in San Francisco's Chinatown.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • But behold how iniquity can circumvent the law
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • But Davy's cup of iniquity was not yet full.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • From the dreary, blighted wilderness of Iniquity, whose only crop is Death.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®