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Definition of Flagitiousness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Flagitiousness
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1. Essays on the Principles of Morality, and on the Private and Political by Jonathan Dymond (1880)
"We do not say that their actions are equal in flagitiousness, but we say that ... Some persons who perceive the flagitiousness of slavery, retain slaves. ..."
2. "Liberty" by Julius Rubens Ames (1837)
"... when placed in comparison with the slave-trade, considered in its double flagitiousness of first buying the human species and then destroying them. ..."
3. The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L. L. D., Late One of the by James Wilson, Bird Wilson (1804)
"... to be considered:" k in a fourth place, he con- aiders its flagitiousness as the standard, by which a crime should be measured ; and informs us, that, ..."
4. The Legion of Liberty!: And Force of Truth, Containing the Thoughts, Words ...by Julius Rubens Ames, Benjamin Lundy by Julius Rubens Ames, Benjamin Lundy (1843)
"... considered in its double flagitiousness of first buying the human ... in an act whose flagitiousness is ao great, that unless he renounces the character ..."
5. "Liberty." by Julius Rubens Ames (1839)
"... it would lose its nature of atrocity and become a virtue, when placed in comparison with the slave-trade, considered in its double flagitiousness of ..."
6. The Broad Stone of Honour: Or, The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry by Kenelm Henry Digby (1848)
""At other instances of robbery and flagitiousness, I am to that degree moved," cries Cicero, " that I only think them to be condemned; but at what I am ..."