atrocious crime

See: atrocity
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I never saw a nicer or more merry group; and to think that this was in the centre of the land of cannibalism, murder, and all atrocious crimes! The cordiality and happiness so plainly pictured in the faces of the little circle, appeared equally felt by the older persons of the mission.
The Rules are a certain liberty adjoining the prison, and comprising some dozen streets in which debtors who can raise money to pay large fees, from which their creditors do NOT derive any benefit, are permitted to reside by the wise provisions of the same enlightened laws which leave the debtor who can raise no money to starve in jail, without the food, clothing, lodging, or warmth, which are provided for felons convicted of the most atrocious crimes that can disgrace humanity.
The one thing, however, that Silas Bannerman never succeeded in explaining, even to his own satisfaction, was how first he came to connect Gluck with the atrocious crimes. It is true, Bannerman was in Vallejo, on secret government business, at the time of the destruction of Mare Island; and it is true that on the streets of Vallejo Emil Gluck was pointed out to him as a queer crank; but no impression was made at the time.
"We presume he is responsible, because of his influence in the area, of this atrocious crime," Ceballos said.
'The elements involved in such atrocious crime deserve to be strictly punished as per law,' said the chief minister.
'Torture is an atrocious crime that has destroyed the lives of all those who have undergone it.
QUETTA -- Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly Sardar Babar Khan Musakhel on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of 14 people in Ormara and said that elements involved in this atrocious crime do not deserve immunity form vengeance.
QUETTA: Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly Sardar Babar Khan Musakhel on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of 14 people in Ormara and said that elements involved in this atrocious crime do not deserve immunity form vengeance.
It denounced in the strongest terms the atrocious crime which, it said, embodied all forms of hatred, extremism and terrorism.
Now, the people who were paraded as saviours, or having answers to the NDC victory in 2020, have allegedly committed an atrocious crime and the party is distancing itself from them.
Association "Mothers of Srebrenica" expect representatives of embassies, member countries of the Peace Implementation Council to protect the victims and returnees, in accordance with their mandate, and contribute to building of peace and security in Srebrenica, where the most atrocious crime was committed since World War II in Europe.
Molestation of female child by an adult is a catty act, deliberate malicious exploitation of the child and it is an atrocious crime against humanity as it seeks to obliterate the future of humanity residing in these children.