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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.
"Tell him next, that crimes cause their own detection.
"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.
Stooping to examine him, and finding him stone dead, the purveyor supposed that the man had died from the blow he had received; but of course this was a mistake, as you will see from my account, and I only am the murderer; and although I am innocent of any wish to commit a crime, I must suffer for it all the same, or else have the blood of two Musselmans on my conscience.
"Put it to the vote!" said one of the councillors; "the crime is manifest, and it is late."
Whether there is such a thing as crime. I told you that we talked our heads off."
The next paragraph asserted that the said Eustace Macallan, taken before John Daviot, Esquire, advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of Mid-Lothian, did in his presence at Edinburgh (on a given date, viz., the 29th of October), subscribe a Declaration stating his innocence of the alleged crime: this Declaration being reserved in the Indictment--together with certain documents, papers and articles, enumerated in an Inventory--to be used in evidence against the prisoner.
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.