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Word: impunity

Definition: freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish


Sentences Containing 'impunity'

``But surely,''said she,``I may enter his county without impunity, and rob it of a few petrified spars without his perceiving me.''
So, we are told, the New Hollander goes naked with impunity, while the European shivers in his clothes.
``I mean that if there were, it would be impossible to draw up with impunity two such deeds as these.
All would pay deference to an officer like you, with a fierce mustache and a long sabre, but they think they may crush a poor weeping girl with impunity.''
At the particular time when these discoveries were made, the superiority of force happened to be so great on the side of the Europeans, that they were enabled to commit with impunity every sort of injustice in those remote countries.
So perfect was the organisation of the society, and so systematic its methods, that there is hardly a case upon record where any man succeeded in braving it with impunity, or in which any of its outrages were traced home to the perpetrators.
He's not got blood enough to go in for felony with impunity.
I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there."
Having impulsively, it is probable, and perhaps somewhat prematurely revealed the prime but private purpose of the Pequod's voyage, Ahab was now entirely conscious that, in so doing, he had indirectly laid himself open to the unanswerable charge of usurpation; and with perfect impunity, both moral and legal, his crew if so disposed, and to that end competent, could refuse all further obedience to him, and even violently wrest from him the command.

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