How often when considering her character I have told myself that I was to blame for not understanding her, for not understanding that constant composure and complacency and lack of all interests or desires, and the whole secret lies in the terrible truth that she is a depraved woman.
Yes, I never loved her," said he to himself; "I knew she was a depraved woman," he repeated, "but dared not admit it to myself.
Dear Lord Darlington, how thoroughly depraved
The worst of the literature of past times, before an ethical conscience began to inform it, or the advance of the race compelled it to decency, is that it leaves the mind foul with filthy images and base thoughts; but what I have been trying to say is that the boy, unless he is exceptionally depraved
beforehand, is saved from these through his ignorance.
And if you retort that David is naturally a depraved
little boy, and so demands harsher measure, I have still my answer, to wit, what is the manner of severity meted out to him at home?
And finally she made a wicked plan to satisfy her depraved
appetite for pork.
A more depraved
villain at heart than that man never swung from a gallows
Little did I suspect that the sacrifice of truth, which we both imagined to have been made to friendship, was in reality a prostitution of it to a depraved
and debauched appetite.
One may save anyone who does not want to be ruined; but if the whole nature is so corrupt, so depraved
, that ruin itself seems to be her salvation, what's to be done?
I had turned loose into the world a depraved
wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?
Shall I tell you that the young man, who, looking back to the earliest of his childhood's days to which memory and consciousness extended, and carrying his recollection down to that moment, could remember nothing which was not in some way connected with a long series of voluntary privations suffered by his mother for his sake, with ill-usage, and insult, and violence, and all endured for him--shall I tell you, that he, with a reckless disregard for her breaking heart, and a sullen, wilful forgetfulness of all she had done and borne for him, had linked himself with depraved
and abandoned men, and was madly pursuing a headlong career, which must bring death to him, and shame to her?
This turnkey had given him to understand that he was lodged, like some few others in the jail, apart from the mass of prisoners; because he was not supposed to be utterly depraved
and irreclaimable, and had never occupied apartments in that mansion before.
Some of the evidence of his abuse was truly sickening and marks this man out as a very depraved
and dangerous individual.
Indifference Murder Prosecutions in New York: Time for Substantive and Procedural Clarification, 55 SYRACUSE L.
acts came to light following an investigation into his blackmailing and exploitation of young girls over the internet.