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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VILENESS

Is it an impression of the vileness and worthlessness of our species?

Did you think you could bribe me with your gifts to tolerate your vileness?

It needed this to show me the vileness of the thing I have done.

Having been a spy himself,' he was a good judge of the vileness of the office.

Had you stabbed him in the back with a knife, you would have shown the courage of your vileness.

I have seen the vileness of things, and it only makes me more in love with love and beauty.

In the very dust I acknowledge those deeds of villany and vileness.

After that, when he was going, her weakness was almost equal to his vileness.

I hate myself for it, but I can't help it; I loathe the self-seeking and the vileness.

He'll probably go on to harm me further, for I remind him of his vileness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c. (implied in vilety), from Anglo-French and Old French vile, from Latin vilis "cheap, worthless, base, common," of unknown origin. Related: Vilely.

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