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Wickedness

See also Evil, Villainy.
Admah and Zeboyim
cities destroyed by God for citizens’ sinfulness. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 19:23]
Ahab
honored false gods, usurped others’ land; byword for baseness. [O.T.: I Kings 17:29–34; 21:25]
Bluebeard
murders six wives; a personification of wickedness. [Fr. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 58]
de Winter, Rebecca
taunts her husband with her promiscuity and plots to have him accused of her murder. [Br. Lit.: D. du Maurier Rebecca in Magill I, 806]
Jezebel
urged husband, Ahab, to evildoing. [O.T.: I Kings 21:25]
Manasseh
idolatrously and murderously leads Jerusalem astray. [O.T.: II Kings 21:2–4, 9]
Sodom and Gomorrah
cities of iniquity destroyed by God’s wrath. [O.T.: Genesis 19:24]
Thornhill, Squire
abducts a young woman and has her kind father jailed for debt. [Br. Lit.: Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield]
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Each of your victims should understand they are in no way to blame for the harm your wickedness caused.
Pray that the constant repetition of sins and wickedness may cease.
Although parts of the book reflect a wide range of rather snappy political and historical judgments--on the culpability of American foreign policy as well as the evil or wickedness of the twentieth-century dictators--its core is an extended essay on the nature and practice of evil and wickedness as seen through literature, within which is included a great deal of philosophy and even theology.
Now add to these billions whose lives were terminated because of men's wickedness, those who died because of plagues, famines, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes and other catastrophes not caused by man's greed and wickedness but by "acts of God".
The series is part of the interdisciplinary research project Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, which seeks to skirt problematic language of evil and begin to make sense of human wickedness.
He reminded them that God's heart had been grieved because of the sin of the people of the earth, and that God had sent this worldwide flood as punishment for their wickedness.
Yes there is a mysterious something in us called the soul, which deliberate wickedness kills, and without which no material gain can make life bearable.
On the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
When Job's friends tell Job that he is refusing to admit his wickedness, Job replies that his complaint is bitter: he has not made the violence that stalks the earth.
Leading the short service Rev Robert Mackley of Liverpool parish church, said: "Although there is evil and wickedness, we must remember there is also an astonishing amount of good.
God's seen fit to put you in my path and I aim to cure you of your wickedness," he says.
He speaks condescendingly to both his underlings and his rivals -- but Crowe's inflections don't match the wickedness of the words.