Usage examples for wickedness

  1. How can we punish worst those whose wickedness has involved the rest in guilt, especially the epigramatists of the Museum? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I believe that the wickedness of his children made him, in the thoughts of it, go many a night with heavy heart to bed, and with as heavy a one to rise in the morning. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. Goneril: I never heard such scornful wickedness As that a king's physician so should choose To watch and even heal base men and poor- And, more than all, when there's a queen a- dying ... – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  4. I know the nature of these rooks, and believe they can only be kept from wickedness by a power stronger than their own. – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  5. I am aware I'm a by- word for wickedness in these parts, heaven alone knows why. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  6. Natacha Feodorovna is the last word in wickedness and doesn't deserve anybody's pity. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  7. Tom Candlish will go on working wickedness for years after you've been under ground." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  8. She revolted at the cruel wickedness of it all. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  9. Why she should have begun to cease loving me, I cannot imagine; perhaps she had a premonition of what possibility of wickedness was really in me. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  10. He was a tall muscular young fellow and would have been handsome had it not been for a look of malicious cunning and wickedness in his small dark eyes. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  11. And they consider not in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness." – Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile) by Isaac Landman
  12. A curse is nothing in wickedness to it, it seems to me. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  13. Among us no wickedness is committed," came to Timokles' mind. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  14. No; neither weakness nor wickedness were there; even Robert Carlton admitted that. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  15. Perhaps it may be something of this sort: that a single sin unrepented of and unatoned for becomes a destiny; a seed from which, however diminutive and trifling it may look, a whole life of crime and wickedness shoots up as a matter of course, perhaps inevitably. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  16. Unless- unless, that fellow Robin had been beforehand with the others- Robin, who had refused point- blank to be a soldier, and had even, to the General's bitter offence, actually spoken at the Oxford Union " On the Waste and Wickedness of a Standing Army." – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  17. Everybody knows Jake Townson, and there's no wickedness in him. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  18. She was proud of them, actually proud of their apparent wickedness. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  19. So, if she can sing, or play on any musical instrument, all her wickedness will run off through her throat or the tips of her fingers. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. Conscience was defined to be the faculty by which we judge of the goodness or wickedness of our own actions. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper