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wrong

1. (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
2. Law
a. an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
b. a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
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Being able to possess it, I wrong myself and the life that is in me if I give it to you and forego the pleasure of possessing it.
Any sacrifice that makes me lose one crawl or squirm is foolish,--and not only foolish, for it is a wrong against myself and a wicked thing.
I don't know what you mean, either of you, by right and wrong.
He could never have got 'em so wrong without knowing about 'em.
In leaving the prison against the will of the Athenians, do I wrong any?
I wish I was wrong, but--the clergyman--he has money of his own, or else he's paid; the poet or the musician--just the same; the tramp--he's no different.
Darkness full of thunder followed, and after the thunder Father Brown's voice said out of the dark: "Doctor, this paper is the wrong shape.
I've no right to be hard towards them as have done wrong and repent.
You are so ready to beg my pardon I don't see why you can't beg Archie's, if you are in the wrong.
Even if my own wrong had prevailed with me, and my own vengeance had moved me, could I have found no justification?
We have been long expecting that you would tell us something about the family life of your citizens--how they will bring children into the world, and rear them when they have arrived, and, in general, what is the nature of this community of women and children-for we are of opinion that the right or wrong management of such matters will have a great and paramount influence on the State for good or for evil.
Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay.