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Word: enormity

Definition: hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous


Sentences Containing 'enormity'

He then caused all the duennas of the palace, those that are here present, to be brought before him; and after having dwelt upon the enormity of our offence, and denounced duennas, their characters, their evil ways and worse intrigues, laying to the charge of all what I alone was guilty of, he said he would not visit us with capital punishment, but with others of a slow nature which would be in effect civil death for ever; and the very instant he ceased speaking we all felt the pores of our faces opening, and pricking us, as if with the points of needles.
I never dreamed of any enormity greater than I have committed.

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