impunity


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exemption from punishment or loss

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The hope of impunity is a strong incitement to sedition; the dread of punishment, a proportionably strong discouragement to it.
The Scotia, divided into seven compartments by strong partitions, could brave with impunity any leak.
It seemed certain that Fogg would not stop at Yokohama, but would at once take the boat for San Francisco; and the vast extent of America would ensure him impunity and safety.
He complicated this exordium by an exposition in which he painted the power and the deeds of the cardinal, that incomparable minister, that conqueror of past minister, that conqueror of past ministers, that example for ministers to come--deeds and power which none could thwart with impunity.
Then he added, "Monsieur, you may rest assured I shall perform my duty impartially, and that if he be innocent you shall not have appealed to me in vain; should he, however, be guilty, in this present epoch, impunity would furnish a dangerous example, and I must do my duty.
It will take us a long time to go the round of the farms and exploit the men, and all the time the suitors will be wasting your estate with impunity and without compunction.
But surely," said she, "I may enter his county without impunity, and rob it of a few petrified spars without his perceiving me.
At his house rebellion could be planned with impunity, for, as we have said, since that morning he had ceased to be "the queen's invalid.
They passed some little time at the camp; saw, no doubt, that everything was conducted with military skill and vigilance; and that such an enemy was not to be easily surprised, nor to be molested with impunity, and then departed, to report all that they had seen to their comrades.
your loveliness, yes, that means every thing--your loveliness has not been seen with impunity.
Such is the king to whom Viking chieftains bowed their heads, and whom the modern and palatial steamship defies with impunity seven times a week.
Yes, the house must be inhabited, and we will see by whom; for imagination is a licensed trespasser: it has no fear of dogs, but may climb over walls and peep in at windows with impunity.
To the horror of her affectionate spouse, she was stripped of her garments, and given to understand that she could no longer carry on her deceits with impunity.
You were not even guilty of robbery, when you might have robbed with impunity.
It is always so with some people; they think a doctor can be deceived with the same impunity as another man.