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Definitions of crime

  1.   an evil act not necessarily punishable by law crimes of the heart
  2.   an act punishable by law usually considered an evil act a long record of crimes
  3.   criminal law an act punishable by law usually considered an evil act a long record of crimes
  4.   Any violation of law either divine or human an omission of a duty commanded or the commission of an act forbidden by law
  5.   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
  6.   Any great wickedness or sin iniquity
  7.   That which occasion crime
  8.   A type of behavior that is has been defined by the state as deserving of punishment which usually includes imprisonment Crimes and their punishments are defined by Congress and state legislatures
  9.   A violation of the criminal law i e a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished
  10.   The breaking of the law an offense against morality or the public welfare wrongdoing
  11.   A violation of law offence sin
  12.   A wicked violation of law
  13.   An act punishable by law sin any grave offense
  14.   An act in violation of law a gross violation any great wickedness or wrong Capital crime a crime punishable with death
  15.   A violation or breaking of some human or divine law a serious fault iniquity

Quotes of crime

  1. We are the safest large city in America but any crime rate is too high – Michael Bloomberg
  2. It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace – Pierre Corneille
  3. Well for one the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime – Angela Davis
  4. Failure is not a crime The crime is not trying – Ron Dellums
  5. It's about time law enforcement got as organized as organized crime – Rudy Giuliani
  6. The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion crime busing and the school curriculum – Christopher Lasch
  7. There's a simple way to solve the crime problem obey the law punish those who do not – Rush Limbaugh
  8. Once I've done a crime I just forget it I go from crime to crime – Henry Lee Lucas
  9. Crime is one of the leads of the show If there's ever anything that deals with a character's personal life you don't have to worry about it getting too crazy People don't have to worry about character arcs Each episode is a self -contained unit – Christopher Meloni
  10. I didn't break into comics to write fairytales or crime comics – Mark Millar
  11. And it's a crime because the great plays of history going all the way back to the Greeks are part of everybody's heritage It's just like in music Beethoven or Mozart that's everybody's heritage – Tony Randall
  12. To restrict the artist is a crime It is to murder germinating life – Egon Schiele
  13. Crime is actually less in places where people own guns Washington D C is a case in point It has the strictest gun laws but who has the highest crime rate in the country Washington D C – Luke Scott
  14. Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure all crime in the end is the crime of the community – H. G. Wells
  15. I think there's a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities That's probably our worst crime I keep wondering what a "mature" record means – Ian Williams

Usage examples for crime

  1. What is our crime – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. It is no crime Captain Ellerey rather a romance – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  3. Well I will have nothing to do with such a crime – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  4. That does not look like accident but crime – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  5. Yes he called it a crime – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. “ I meant to say that monsieur had never left the inn last night he could have had no hand in the crime – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. He wants to fix a crime on me – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. “ Peter felt that he had done something very wrong although he hadn't the least idea of his crime so he turned the conversation – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. The less punishment the less crime – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  10. As the stage coach runs along through old Narragansett it comes to another scene of crime of horrible crime and horrible punishment that of hanging in chains ” – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  11. But speak to me no more of that for I shall say nothing of the cause or crime except to those who are informed of it – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. There was his crime what was to be his punishment – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. They declared that they knew nothing whatever of the crime and to show that they were not responsible they offered three young girls to Champlain to be educated – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  14. If all I have been told be true and Warren be the man he shall bitterly pay for his crime – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  15. It would be a crime not to ” – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  16. His head remained lowered even when he rose so heavy is the weight of crime even at the moment when nothing but triumph is expected – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. It would have been a crime to have hidden it – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  18. “ Blackmail's a crime you know Edwards ” – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  19. Can you suspect Miss Van Allen of this crime – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. It ain't a a crime if you got maybe somebody else on your mind – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst

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