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This hazarding of Mrs. Owen's favor became now the gravamen of his offense, the culmination of all his offenses.

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.

You will observe, of course, that the gravamen of this consists in my having done so after the confession.

A glance at his paean to Arnold Bennett at once reveals the true gravamen of his objection to Dreiser.

An open pocketbook will easily secure a petition for pardon, it makes but little difference as to the "gravamen" of the crime.

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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gravamen, such as: basic, bosom, bottom line, center, coal-and-ice, and core.

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