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 Meanings and Examples of CRIME
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
crime
 n.  an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  A man is suspected of a crime months perhaps after it has been committed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  "You seem to be a walking calendar of crime," said Stamford with a laugh.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
3  They lay all the evidence before me, and I am generally able, by the help of my knowledge of the history of crime, to set them straight.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
4  No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
5  The Daily Telegraph remarked that in the history of crime there had seldom been a tragedy which presented stranger features.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
6  The Daily News observed that there was no doubt as to the crime being a political one.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
7  He is after the secretary Stangerson, who had no more to do with the crime than the babe unborn.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
8  The most commonplace crime is often the most mysterious because it presents no new or special features from which deductions may be drawn.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
9  After the lapse of time that has passed since their crime, it was impossible for me to secure a conviction against them in any court.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
10  It was not only a crime, it had been a tragic folly.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
11  Marriage were an enduring crime on the part of a Templar; but what lesser folly I may practise, I shall speedily be absolved from at the next Preceptory of our Order.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  He was discovered to be anti-English, and to the class that made this discovery this was worse than the dirtiest crime.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  My dear young lady,' rejoined the surgeon, mournfully shaking his head; 'crime, like death, is not confined to the old and withered alone.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  You shall have time to think, and save yourself this crime; I will not loose my hold, you cannot throw me off.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
15  Such preparations completed, he moved, backward, towards the door: dragging the dog with him, lest he should soil his feet anew and carry out new evidence of the crime into the streets.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
Example Sentence: (189 in 13 pages)
16  Politicians are trying to appear tough on crime.
17  His addiction to drugs propelled him toward a life of crime.
18  Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.
19  They don't really, in their ivory towers, understand how pernicious drug crime is.
20  She claimed that the real crime is that burglars and muggers usually get a light sentence.
21  It was a clear attempt to shift the responsibility for the crime onto the victim.
22  Rubbishy commercials and harmful programmes contribute to the rise in violence and crime in the street.
23  Really, what we want now, is not laws, against crime, but a law a -gainst insaity.
24  No weapon was found at the scene of the crime.
25  Scotland Yard is / are investigating the crime.
26  The young man admitted to his part in the crime.
27  Blood feuds and general gangsterism added to the local crime rate.
28  He was using his business activities as a screen for crime.
29  The country is an economic basket case with chronic unemployment and rampant crime.
30  The evidence clearly implicated him in the crime.