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Crimes against humanity include acts of the ultimate despicability that are among the most serious matters of concern to the international community as a whole.
But the Vicar suspects the Squire's despicability, not only as a landlord, but also as a suitor to his daughter Olivia.
By way of contrast, dystopia, which presents the world in its extreme despicability, may act as a catalyst for action that might preempt the realization of the dark vision it posits.