Crime in a sentence

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Definition of Crime

  • Any violation of law, either divine or human; an omission of a duty commanded, or the commission of an act forbidden by law.
  • Gross violation of human law, in distinction from a misdemeanor or trespass, or other slight offense. Hence, also, any aggravated offense against morality or the public welfare; any outrage or great wrong.
  • Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity.
  • (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
  • an evil act not necessarily punishable by law

How to use crime in a sentence. Crime pronunciation.

There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
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That crime should be followed by secrecy and further crime, if need be, seems natural to the Oriental mind.
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Death, murder, crime in Egypt was not a nine days' wonder; it scarce outlived one day.
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He was no longer a man of peace, but a man of the sword; no longer a man of the palm and the evangel, but a man of blood and of crime!
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He would expiate his crime and his sin, the crime of homicide for which he alone was responsible, the sin of secrecy for which he and another were responsible.
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This fact had driven him to an act of redemption unparalleled in its intensity and scope; but he could not tell-and this was the thought that shook his being-how far this act itself, inspiring him to a dangerous and immense work in life, would sap the best that was in him, since it must remain a secret crime, for which he could not openly atone.
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David's voice dropped low, and his last words had a suggestion which went like an arrow to the source of all Harrik's crimes, and that also which redeemed him in a little.
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With it came the voice that called him in the night, the voice of a woman-of the wife he had given to the lions for a crime against him which she did not commit, which had haunted him all the years.
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Now, as Mahommed swam, he kept moaning to himself, cursing his father and his father's son, as though he himself were to blame for the crime which had been committed.
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Then in strong, unmerciful voice he laid Achmet's crime before them, and told the story of the bridge-opener, who had that day expiated his crime in the desert by the hands of Mahommed-but not with torture, as Mahommed had hoped might be.
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There was little mercy in his eyes as he answered: "Thy crimes sent to their death in the Nile those who never injured thee.
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Nor let the thoughts of that at all disturb you; for, that's a Crime that I have known, for more than thirty-Years, the rest of all our Sex has scarce been free from.
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Raskolnikov, in Dostoevski's "Crime and Punishment," is another illustration; he wishes to be a Napoleon, and succeeds only in murdering two old women.
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The heroine of "Rudin," of "Smoke," of "On the Eve," the sinister Maria of "Torrents of Spring," the immortal Lisa of "A House of Gentlefolk," the girl in Dostoevski's "Poor Folk;" Dunia and Sonia, in "Crime and Punishment"-many others might be called to mind.
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It is rather fortunate that the Russian love of theory is so often accompanied by the paralysis of will power, otherwise political crimes would be much commoner in Russia than they are.
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His most ardent admirer at this moment is Mr. Baring, who is at the same time animated by a strange jealousy of Turgenev's fame, and seems to think it necessary to belittle the author of "Fathers and Children" in order to magnify the author of "Crime and Punishment.
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I am not exaggerating when I say that such views are held; for instance, Professor Bruckner, a most level-headed critic, in his learned and exhaustive survey of Russian literature, says that it is not in "Faust," but rather in "Crime and Punishment," that the whole grief of mankind takes hold of us.
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It is even more incoherent than "Le Crime et le Chatiment," but breathes much of the same lovely goodness, and has passages of power.
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There was about these men no charm of personality and no glamour of desperate crime.
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It is impossible to read "Crime and Punishment" without reverently saluting the author's power.
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Examples of Crime

Example #1
Here a devout Muslim, indifferent to the presence of strangers, turned his face to the East, touched his forehead to the ground, and said his prayers.
Example #2
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #3
Mizraim had seen removal follow upon removal, and the dark Nile flowed on gloomily, silently, faithful to the helpless ones tossed into its bosom.
Example #4
It did not astonish Mizraim that Nahoum had kept all this secret.
Example #5
When a man was gone none troubled.
Example #6
He at once surmised that Foorgat's body had been carried out of the Palace; no doubt that it might not be thought he had come to his death by command of Kaid.