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enormity
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
extreme wickedness

or more rarely (and considered incorrect by many):  enormousness (largeness)
  • They knew very well why he hadn't: because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood.
    p. 31.7
enormity = extreme wickedness or evilness
  • The pause was only long enough for them to understand what an enormity the downward stroke would be.
    p. 31.4
enormity = extreme wickedness or evilness
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