It is the other part of your offence, therefore, upon which I intend to admonish you, I mean the violation of your chastity;--a crime, however lightly it may be treated by debauched persons, very heinous in itself, and very dreadful in its consequences.
The heinous nature of this offence must be sufficiently apparent to every Christian, inasmuch as it is committed in defiance of the laws of our religion, and of the express commands of Him who founded that religion.
You would surely have thought that I had been detected in no less a heinous
crime than the purloining of the Crown Jewels from the Tower, or putting poison in the coffee of His Majesty the King.
The young woman's heart revolted against so heinous
a charge, and when she saw that she could attempt to do nothing to save her protector, she wept bitterly.
Only Lady Greystoke found aught to praise in the conduct of the man, and it was difficult even for her to reconcile his many heinous
acts with this one evidence of chivalry and honor.
Let me then advise you, dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous
I would seriously recommend to the government of the United States that when a man commits a crime so heinous
that the law provides no adequate punishment for it, they make him Consul General to Tangier.
not very heinous
, mademoiselle," he returned, "a mere abuse of confidence.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous
crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!
Naught could the girl say to justify so heinous
a crime as low birth.
We will take thee at the same ransom with Prior Aymer, or rather at one hundred crowns lower, which hundred crowns shall be mine own peculiar loss, and not light upon this worshipful community; and so we shall avoid the heinous
offence of rating a Jew merchant as high as a Christian prelate, and thou wilt have six hundred crowns remaining to treat for thy daughter's ransom.
The group claimed that heinous
crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery, homicide and illegal drug trafficking, increased by three times under the Aquino administration.