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It may produce wicked, flagitious, tyrannical acts; but in no country is it law.
For the ambiguous advantages which overgrown wealth and flagitious tyranny have to bestow?
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
This was a wholesome scheme of vengeance as flagitious and vindictive as it was heartless and unprincipled.
To punish this flagitious deed, and restore his dominion in Italy, the emperor sent a fleet and army into the Adriatic Gulf.
All this was done under the forms of law, and yet it would be hard to find in the annals of crime an instance more flagitious.
THE CHURCH AND MODERN LIFEWASHINGTON GLADDEN
It is greater folly to pretend that the earthquake killed the most flagitious sinners.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
Yet it was not an age of gross and open vices; manners were not flagitious, they were merely of a nauseous insipidity.
HENRIK IBSENEDMUND GOSSE
To the calamities received from the enemy, the decemvirs add two flagitious deeds, one abroad, and the other in the city.
Up to that period, so far as government was concerned, a man might have been unprincipled and flagitious.
This is what I did not expect, for I did not think the flagitious dog had so much spirit or courage in him as to meet me.

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