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used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • "I incline to Cain's heresy," he used to say quaintly: "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way."
    p. 2.0
heresy = opinions or actions most people consider immoral

(editor's note:  Wikisource annotated this line as follows:  Cain's heresy..In the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, after murdering his brother, God asked Cain where he was. Cain replies, "Am I my brother's keeper?" This was, in fact, the heresy that Utterson refers to. Utterson means that his "sin" is that he doesn't get involved in the personal affairs of others. However, he eventually breaks this rule with Jekyll and Hyde.)
  • I never saw a man so distressed as you were by my will; unless it were that hide-bound pedant, Lanyon, at what he called my scientific heresies.
    p. 25.3

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