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used in The Scarlet Letter

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immorality; or an immoral act
  • It irks me, nevertheless, that the partner of her iniquity should not at least, stand on the scaffold by her side.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (33% in)
iniquity = immorality
  • A blessing on the righteous colony of the Massachusetts, where iniquity is dragged out into the sunshine!
    Chapter 2 — The Market Place (54% in)
  • 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."
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (20% in)
  • iniquity = immorality
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 — The Leech and his Patient (38% in)
  • 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!
    Chapter 11 — The Interior of a Heart (66% in)
iniquity = immorality
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