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Word: heinous

Definition: atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime

Sentences Containing 'heinous'

"'You may as well face the matter,' said I; 'you have been caught in the act, and no confession could make your guilt more heinous.
"USA Today"s Claudia Puig found the film treated female characters poorly, labeling it a "heinous, misogynistic movie filled with faceless crowds and nary a character who resembles an actual human being", a sentiment echoed by Melissa Anderson of "The Village Voice" who felt the film promoted "skull-numbing hedonism without consequences", and "second-nature misogyny", and that the only purpose of the male characters is to "'get high, fuck bitches.'" Robbie Collin of "The Telegraph" called the film "flamboyantly loathsome on every imaginable level" and was critical of the three lead characters, saying "unlike "Superbad"s leads, these three are poisonously unpleasant, and the supposedly comedic banter between them comes off as bullying."
And here let me take notice of one very heinous abuse, not to say petty felony, which is practised in most of the great families about town, which is, when the tradesman gives the house-keeper or other commanding servant a penny or twopence in the shilling, or so much in the pound, for everything they send in, and which, from thence, is called poundage.
Callis told Allison Maund from "Inside Soap" that his character views the fake medics actions as "heinous" and is determined to find him.
He is also known to be responsible for the heinous killing of the four national leaders, among whom were the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmed and Captain Muhammad Mansur Ali, and former interior minister A H M Qamaruzzaman on 3 November 1975 inside the Dhaka Central Jail, commemorated as Jail Killing Day by the Awami League today.
He was found guilty of both charges; it was also found that Wiens's actions constituted a heinous crime, because they were committed in front of a child, against two people, in a court of law, and fulfilled the murder criterion of treacherousness, such as hatred against foreigners.
Historian Dale Van Kley has written that for Jansenists, "no sin would be more heinous in their eyes than that of schism."
In July 2010, one year after the murder, an association of local citizens organised a memorial art installation across Dresden, to commemorate the loss of life caused by the heinous crime and as a symbol against racism in everyday life.
It was in favor of liberty of conscience, and in behalf of the Baptists, Quakers, and other sectaries that had been under persecution, ascribing the Indian wars, and other distresses that had befallen the country, to that persecution, as so many judgments of God to punish so heinous an offense, and exhorting a repeal of those uncharitable laws.
Judge Birgit Wiegand stated that the court had also found that Wiens's deeds constituted a heinous crime, because they were committed in front of a child, against two people, in a court of law, and fulfilled the murder criterion of treacherousness, such as hatred against foreigners.
Let me then advise you, dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offense.
St. Augus-tine is not always clear of offence, and John Bunyan himself exaggerates venial peccadilloes into heinous sins.
The Islamist political party Ennahda issued a statement calling the attack a "heinous crimeā€¯ that targeted the "security and stability of Tunisia".
The prosecution and the co-plaintiffs argued for a conviction for murder and attempted murder, with the legal specification ""heinous crime"".

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