abominable crime

abominable crime

a phrase used in older law reports to denote SODOMY, BUGGERY or BESTIALITY.
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"'If nothing is added to the material facts so far established, I fear that the mystery which surrounds the abominable crime of which Mademoiselle Stangerson has been the victim will never be brought to light; but it is to be hoped, for the sake of our human reason, that the examination of the walls, and of the ceiling of The Yellow Room --an examination which I shall to-morrow intrust to the builder who constructed the pavilion four years ago--will afford us the proof that may not discourage us.
"This abominable crime!" pursued Fouquet, becoming more and more excited; "this crime more execrable than an assassination!
* In the old Greek legend the Atreidae, or children of Atreus, were doomed to punishment because of the abominable crime of their father.
I thought I was going to be welcomed home by my children and my servants, but her abominable crime has brought disgrace on herself and all women who shall come after--even on the good ones.'
The rooms were carefully examined, and results all pointed to an abominable crime. The front room was plainly furnished as a sitting-room and led into a small bedroom, which looked out upon the back of one of the wharves.
I have already begun by punishing the authors of this abominable crime, and I hope you will forgive me when I introduce you to our children, who are the most charming and accomplished creatures in the whole world.
He mentioned that he was present when one of the spirits asked another, `Where is Ardiaeus the Great?' (Now this Ardiaeus lived a thousand years before the time of Er: he had been the tyrant of some city of Pamphylia, and had murdered his aged father and his elder brother, and was said to have committed many other abominable crimes.) The answer of the other spirit was: `He comes not hither and will never come.
Considering the gravity of the crime and the horrible effects it has on the victims, the government, legislators, clerics and all the stakeholders should act to bring this abominable crime to an end.
Sarajevo Canton Minister for Veterans' Affairs Muharem FiA!o said that everyone should ask themselves why 25 years later no one has been found responsible for this abominable crime in which two mortar shells fired from aggressors' position from Veljine direction killed 15 and seriously and lightly injured over 100 mostly young people.
While never forgetting that abominable crime, former British prime minister David Cameron and I saw the case for improving relations when we came to government.
Especially when it is difficult to kill the speculations that this abominable crime was purportedly carried out by vested interests to sow communal discord in the region, it becomes difficult to understand why the government is satisfied with the 'serial desecrator' theory and is in a hurry to lead all investigations in that direction!
PARIS, June 7 (KUNA) -- France on Wednesday condemned what it called an "abominable crime" by so-called Islamic State (IS) whereby the terror group assassinated at least 163 people near Mosul on June 1.