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Synonyms for transgression

Synonyms for transgression

an act or instance of breaking a law or regulation or of nonfulfillment of an obligation or promise, for example

Synonyms for transgression

the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

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At the same time I resolved not to give myself up to misery for the transgressions of another, and endeavoured to divert myself as much as I could; and besides the companionship of my child, and my dear, faithful Rachel, who evidently guessed my sorrows and felt for them, though she was too discreet to allude to them, I had my books and pencil, my domestic affairs, and the welfare and comfort of Arthur's poor tenants and labourers to attend to: and I sometimes sought and obtained amusement in the company of my young friend Esther Hargrave: occasionally I rode over to see her, and once or twice I had her to spend the day with me at the Manor.
She told me she had been walking the earth these twenty years: a just punishment for her mortal transgressions, I've no doubt!'
The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
``But to become monarch of England,'' said his Ahithophel coolly, ``it is necessary not only that your Grace should endure the transgressions of these unprincipled marauders, but that you should afford them your protection, notwithstanding your laudable zeal for the laws they are in the habit of infringing.
Seal and O'Neill suggest an imaginative criminology that considers the spatiality of transgression, with a focus on spaces and places of transgression as lived, portrayed and imagined.
Summary: New Delhi (India) July 17 (ANI): The Central government on Wednesday refuted alleged attempts of transgression by China in Demchok sector in Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that both countries respect the mutual agreement to ensure peace along the border.
Charred Root of Meaning: Continuity, Transgression, and the Other in Christian Tradition.
On the other hand, this particular diplomat committing this transgression of meeting the king just happens to be none less than the Indian ambassador.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement as the Palace warned that the latest resolution 'maybe a transgression of the Constitution.'
For years, scholars and practitioners in honors education, knowing their students' potential, have sought and found ways to make students aware of how they can affect what, as Rorty says, is "out there" The various domains and levels embraced by transgression literature offer some of the best means to accomplish just that.
Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Al-Sheikh condemned the Canadian transgression against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's regulations, which are based on the Book of God and Sunnah of His Messenger Al-Mustafa peace be upon on him.
The police can still charge drivers up to euro800 for this transgression with on-the-spot fines.
This is a collection of essays, personal and academic, that employ or investigate figures of the "bad Arab girl." Each of the collection's twelve chapters illustrates how a particular example of transgression, whether (un)intentional, fabricated, or circumstantial, produces the label of badness.
The cultural processes of "transmission," "initiation," and "transgression" are explored with the aim of demonstrating how these processes are interrelated.
He added that humans had become "soiled with sin and transgression".