wickedness


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Thus one year after he had committed this parricide, he was strangled, together with Vitellozzo, whom he had made his leader in valour and wickedness.
The longer he had listened to her, the more irresistibly the conviction of the woman's wickedness had forced itself on him.
Had the woman left an infection of wickedness in the house, and had he caught it?
"Ah, she's a handsome craft, she is," the cook would say, and give her sugar from his pocket, and then the bird would peck at the bars and swear straight on, passing belief for wickedness. "There," John would add, "you can't touch pitch and not be mucked, lad.
"I should not have mentioned it now," cries Partridge, "if it had appeared so to me; for I'm sure I scorn any wickedness as much as another; but perhaps you know better; and yet I might have imagined that I should not have lived so many years, and have taught school so long, without being able to distinguish between fas et nefas ; but it seems we are all to live and learn.
I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness."
Your threats cannot move me to do an act of wickedness; but they confirm me in a determination of not creating you a companion in vice.
'Obedience from such a motive would be positive wickedness, and certain to bring the punishment it deserves.
Surely the wickedness of falsehood, and breach of faith, cannot possibly be so highly expressed, as in that it shall be the last peal, to call the judgments of God upon the generations of men; it being foretold, that when Christ cometh, he shall not find faith upon the earth.
To be sure he had a mustache, which in those days devoted a man to wickedness, but by day it was a blond mustache, quite flaxen, in fact, and not at all the dark and deadly thing it was behind the footlights at night.
If one of them rendered lines containing the most subtile distinctions between right and wrong, the gallery was immediately aware if the actor meant wickedness, and denounced him accordingly.
The former governor pointedly said that Okurounmu's relentless attacks against him were borne out of envy and wickedness, even as he insisted that he would not descend into using uncouth, insulting and gutter languages as Okurounmu did against him.