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OUTRAGE. A grave injury; a serious wrong. This is a generic word which is applied to everything, which is injurious, in great degree, to the honor or rights of another.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The letter states that young Matthews had been left in charge of the farm; that he gave an order to the servant, which was dis- obeyed, when he proceeded to the house, ~obtained a gun, and, returning, shot the servant.~ He immedi- ately, the letter continues, fled to his father's resi- dence, where he still remains unmolested."--Let it never be forgotten, that no slaveholder or overseer can be convicted of any outrage perpetrated on the person of a slave, however diabolical it may be, on the testimony of colored witnesses, whether bond or free.
Perhaps, however, the position and appearance of my admirable friend at the culminating period of the outrage (as above described) are hardly within the proper limits of female discussion.
Early on the morning of the outrage, two of the Oriental strangers, accompanied by their respectable English friend, took possession of the apartments.
On the other hand, it was clearly shown by the united and unfaltering evidence of six citizens, including that high municipal official, Councillor McGinty, that the men had been at a card party at the Union House until an hour very much later than the commission of the outrage.
The social media platforms are easily 'outraged' and something or the other is the designated outrage of the day, but few outrages are much beyond a storm in a teacup.
A MOVIE is set to outrage Mormons by recalling one of the biggest outrages of the faith's past.
Fox's book If Americans Really Understood The Income Tax, we get insight into the issues that underlie the outrages articulated in The Cheating of America.
When that word outrages a huge portion of that community, it's an act of division.
Myrdal's book, a true masterpiece because of the prodigious research effort that produced it, put the neglected issue of the outrages suffered by black America in the forefront of the liberal agenda.
Ireland, National Archive, Dublin, Ireland, Crown Files at Assize (Tipperary, 1891); Crown Files at Assize (Limerick, 1892); Cavan Weekly News, 14 July 1882; Limerick Reporter, 18 April 1882; 31 December 1880; Irish National Archives, Return of Outrages Specially Reported to the Constabulary Office 1879-1892 (CSO ICR 2), 1880, p.
And that in itself outrages the congressman, for he insists that the executive branch should be at the forefront of the battle.
But his remedy doesn't succeed in resurrecting real common sense about the matter: Once the premise of the regulatory state is accepted, we are destined to end up with the outrages of bureaucratic rule, no matter how wise and benign the administrators, and no matter how much discretion is allowed to mitigate the worst outrages.