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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEINOUSNESS

I remember well my lecture to him on the heinousness of his offence.

Yes; and that after all that I said to you as to the heinousness of such wickedness.

I inquired of her if she was aware of the heinousness of her offence.

The missionary expostulated with the man on the heinousness of an act that was a crime against God and nature.

Well, he said, after a pause, I dont quite see the heinousness of this offence.

But notwithstanding the heinousness of the accomplished crime, not a man was punished.

"That should depend upon the heinousness of the offence," he replied.

Still Zora appeared to be unimpressed with the heinousness of her fault.

The affair was bruited abroad, and the heinousness of the poet's offence vastly exaggerated.

She had it placed inside the altar rails, and fought the cure afterwards in the vestry as to the heinousness of the proceeding.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French hainos "inconvenient, awkward; hateful, unpleasant; odious" (Modern French haineux), from haine "hatred," from hair "to hate," from Frankish *hatjan (cf. Old Saxon haton, Old English hatian "to hate;" see hate (v.)). Related: Heinously; heinousness.

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