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Definition of "heinousness" [heinousness]

  • The property of being heinous. (noun)

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Use "heinousness" in a sentence
  • "The problem isn’t the Grahams, or the Sulzbergers, or even the Moon family (not to defend them, but their heinousness is just incidental)."
  • "He had previously pointed out in express terms the heinousness of the crime, when he said that those who should eat unworthily would be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord Now he alarms them, by denouncing punishment; for there are many that are not affected with the sin itself; unless they are struck down by the judgment of God."
  • "Instead of sending him, as it is customary to send culprits, in the boats to witness the execution of his shipmates, he ordered him into his cabin, and having represented in the mildest and most feeling terms the heinousness of the crime which he was known to have committed, he assured him that it was his intention to spare him the anguish he must endure of beholding his late companions suffering the last penalty of the law for the very crime of which he had been guilty."