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Definition of Grievousness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Grievousness
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1. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness that the; have prescribed -. To turn aside the needy from judgment, ..."
2. Reply to Rev. Dr. Woods' "Lecture on Swedenborgianism ;": Delivered in the by George Bush, William Benjamin Hayden, Nathaniel Francis Cabell, Richard Kenner Crallé, Catherine Crowe, Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner, John Clowes, Massachusetts New-Church Union, Swedenborg Foundation (1847)
"That these and similar contingent circumstances lessen the grievousness of adultery, and give a milder turn to the predications of the blame thereof in ..."
3. Hebrews by James Barmby (1886)
"The man who wrote this letter, whoever he was, had not yet himself got out of the era of discipline ; but the grievousness of discipline must have been ..."
4. Good Thoughts in Bad Times, and Other Papers by Thomas Fuller (1863)
"... the Objections of a wounded Conscience, drawn from the grievousness of his Sins. TIMOTHEUS. GIVE me leave now, sir, to personate and represent a wounded ..."
5. The Gospel standard, or Feeble Christian's support (1879)
"Through the same working he may add to the law itself by prescribing grievousness to himself, or attending to that prescribed by others; imposing thus upon ..."
6. Dictionnaire anglais-franca̧is: et français-anglais by Abel Boyer, Nicholas Salmon (1821)
"... lion ) grievousness , enormity, heinous- ness. J'ai horreur Je le dire , I dread to i|ir.,k it. ..."