Wickedness


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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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"To sit there and moan that 'they're hunting me and it's wickedness', I find that laughable."
"Wickedness, which today is done in the indoctrination of gender theory."
"The setting-fire to the pushchair was an act of exceptional wickedness, almost unparalleled in its consequences," the judge said.
Wicked: Urch Sentencing him, Judge John Potter said six of the charges "reflect acts of sexual abuse of three children on a regular, at least weekly basis, during which these children were subjected to gross acts of deviant wickedness or encouragement from you to become involved in such acts for your own perverted sexual gratification".
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.
"I HAD rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."
And when it happens let's all pray that our barmy legal system - just for once - hands out a sentence that truly reflects the sheer wickedness of the crime.
She described the armour needed to fight against deceit, lies, unbelief, violence, wickedness and despair.
Now, add to those two monsters of the past century all the warmongers of history whose greed and wickedness disposed of countless millions of human beings.
Something wicked this way comes; essays on evil and human wickedness.
Your conduct that night reflects a level of wickedness very rarely encountered.""Your conduct that night reflects a level of wickedness very rarely encountered LORD BRACADALE