crime


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a serious breaking of the public law

something that offends one's sense of propriety, fairness, or justice

a great disappointment or regrettable fact

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Lastly, as to the person, or persons, by whom the crime was committed.
And the men who commit these crimes, especially their leader, assure themselves that this is admirable, this is glory- it resembles Caesar and Alexander the Great and is therefore good.
Crime is in this country what crime is in other countries--a good friend to a man and to those about him as often as it is an enemy.
I think that it must have been the Devil or the Bete du Bon Dieu that committed the crime.
The crime of murder being the most dreadful crime of all, tremendous excitement prevailed in the Emerald City when the news of Eureka's arrest and trial became known.
Oh, this is very interesting," said Debray; "if there really has been a crime, we will investigate it.
Father," said Flambeau at last, "it is my duty, not my curiosity only--it is my duty to find out, if I can, who committed the crime.
Repair your crimes toward her; let her go free, and I will exact nothing else from you.
Her crimes, I know them not; her disorders, I know them not; her vices, I know them not.
If these do not deceive me, I will take care to convey you from this scene of your shame, where you shall, by being unknown, avoid the punishment which, as I have said, is allotted to your crime in this world; and I hope, by repentance, you will avoid the much heavier sentence denounced against it in the other.
Loosen the Jewish doctor," said he to the hangman, "and string up the tailor instead, since he has made confession of his crime.
said one of the councillors; "the crime is manifest, and it is late.
You know their doctrine; crime is a protest against the abnormality of the social organisation and nothing more, and nothing more; no other causes admitted
Confound her, I couldn't make her see that sudden passion is an ex- tenuating circumstance in the killing of venison -- or of a person -- so I gave it up and let her sulk it out I DID think I was going to make her see it by remark- ing that her own sudden passion in the case of the page modified that crime.
For men are not guilty of crimes for necessaries only (for which he thinks an equality of goods would be a sufficient remedy, as they would then have no occasion to steal cold or hunger), but that they may enjoy what the desire, and not wish for it in vain; for if their desire extend beyond the common necessaries of life, they were be wicked to gratify them; and not only so, but if their wishes point that way, they will do the same to enjoy those pleasures which are free from the alloy of pain.