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guilty

1. Law having committed an offence or adjudged to have done so
2. plead guilty Law (of a person charged with an offence) to admit responsibility; confess
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Fargo's guiltiest pleasures lay in watching people hurt and slain in unexpected, innovative ways.
"Even the guiltiest of men are entitled to the protection of the laws."
The detailed account of the case makes clear that the lot drawing was seen as divination revealing who was the guiltiest. The juridical council responsible for the trial "prayed that God would reveal the guilty individual in the choice of lots" and it considered the one who had drawn the fatal lot to have been selected "through the providence of God." However, when the man selected by lot was to be hanged, both ropes broke (two were used in case one should fail) and he survived.
I suggest the lemon creme Bon Bons, it's the guiltiest of pleasures.
(A sequel, "Big Gas Savings," was popular, too.) The spot had its share of detractors but in the end, "Ship My Pants" was a lovable class clown, and the year's guiltiest pleasure.
A dark, opaque cloud of mystery still conceals the guiltiest wretch in London from the innumerable eyes peering in every direction, night and day." Queen Victoria was Not Amused and demanded that Something Must be Done.
To illustrate, Nigeria's political leaders and executives of oil companies have agreed at various times to end gas flaring, (1) which contributes tremendously to environmental pollution and of which Nigeria is by one of the guiltiest of the world's oil producers.
Marouane Fellaini, perhaps the guiltiest party of the previous weekend's FA Cup exiting horror show, revisited the scene of his crime in front of the Bullens Road paddock.
Julian Moynahan has extended the argument: "Pip has certainly one of the guiltiest consciences in literature.
In what may be a major disconnect between perception and behavior, the study also shows that consumers who feel the guiltiest about their impact--those in China, India and Brazil--actually lead the pack in making sustainable consumer choices.
All of the students who relived their guiltiest moments reported that the chocolate truffle tasted better than the other groups.
The electronic media are the guiltiest of this abuse of their role.