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enormity
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6 uses
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Definition
extreme wickedness

or more rarely (and considered incorrect by many):  enormousness (largeness)
  • But the sermon over, he none the less tranquilly resumed his course of seditions and enormities.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (18% in)
  • So they did not abstain; and, in the midst of the uproar, there was a frightful concert of blasphemies and enormities of all the unbridled tongues, the tongues of clerks and students restrained during the rest of the year, by the fear of the hot iron of Saint Louis.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (64% in)
  • "To think that Monsieur of Reims sent this enormity to Monsieur of Paris," added la Gaultière, clasping her hands.
    1.4.1 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 1 — Good Souls (39% in)
  • —Add to this a plaited tucker, knots of ribbon on her shoes—and that the stripes of her petticoat ran horizontally instead of vertically, and a thousand other enormities which shocked good taste.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (4% in)
  • Therein lay the enormity.
    2.9.2 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 2 — Hunchbacked, One Eyed, Lame (28% in)
  • Brother, you behold a culprit, a criminal, a wretch, a libertine, a man of enormities!
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (40% in)

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