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felony

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Definition a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
  • He can plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense or be tried for a felony.
  • It's much more difficult to find a job with a felony conviction.
  • The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context.
    Carl Bernstein
  • In Maycomb County, hunting out of season was a misdemeanor at law, a capital felony in the eyes of the populace.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • felony = serious crime
  • I do further admit that I did, deliberately and shamelessly, compound my wife's felony.
    Jack London  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • I will make it felony to drink small beer.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • Right after "felony convictions."
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • 'Do you know,' said I, as we walked along the passage, 'what felony was Number Twenty Seven's last "folly"?'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • These chargeswere felonies, and if they remained on his record, he would never be allowed to be a doctor.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • "Which of these was the good deed, which was the felony?" interrupted the Knight.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The placard above it read: "No Northern hemp shall help to punish our felony."
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • I'd inform if he were my own son: and it's felony without benefit of clergy!'
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • That earlier felony conviction had not prevented him from supplying one-quarter of the ground beef served in the USDA school lunch program.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Somewhere in the garrison a pimply-faced Unterscharfuhrer, frozen with terror, would hear himself accused of this reckless felony.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 'It's not exactly a felony.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • But the fact of matter is, you've committed a felony and the whole world knows it.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • The poor couple must have thought they had stumbled on a case of felony child neglect.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I guess we are aiding and abetting a felony, Watson?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • His clothes are a little freaky maybe, but that's a misdemeanor here, not a felony.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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