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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INIQUITY

The young Arab spoke to the boards as though they were partners in his iniquity.

The cup of their iniquity was full; or they had not fallen so signally, thus.

I felt now that I might as well follow the iniquity to the end.

For my part, I call that downright countenancing of iniquity.

He now stood obstinately resolved to persevere in his iniquity.

She shall see the iniquity of their fathers remembered against them!

Last night it was his father's face: was it laden with iniquity now?

Into what dregs of vice, what a sink of iniquity was I plunged!

But Phenicia, for the "iniquity of her traffick," was doomed.

What a world of iniquity do we live in, what vice and corruption are ever around us!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "hostility, malevolence; a hostile action," from Old French iniquité "wickedness, unfavorable situation," from Latin iniquitatem (nominative iniquitas) "unequalness, unevenness, injustice," noun of quality from iniquus "unjust, unequal; slanting, steep," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + aequus "just, equal" (see equal). For vowel change, see acquisition. Meaning "evil, wickedness" is from late 14c.

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