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This hazarding of Mrs. Owen's favor became now the gravamen of his offense, the culmination of all his offenses.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Now she was face to face with the gravamen of her depression, with an alert morning mind to sift over its elements.
THE EDDYCLARENCE L. CULLEN
The famous telegram put forward by France as the gravamen, or chief offence, was not communicated to the Chamber.
The gravamen of the charge against Ishmael lies in the last word of Gen. xxi.
The gravamen of the charge against the police was that they had found the knife before Pellizioni was tried.
But foreigners are treated as outside the law, which is the gravamen of the Chinese offence against them.
You will observe, of course, that the gravamen of this consists in my having done so after the confession.
The gravamen of the charge is so well known to the reader that the simple account which Phineas gave of it need not be repeated.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
The gravamen of the heresy seems to have been the suggestion that there were men not of the progeny of Adam.
The gravamen of his offence was that he had been ashamed of her; now she was being ashamed of herself.

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