HEINOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HEINOUS
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 a.  grossly wicked; abominable; hateful; infamous
Classic Sentence:
1  It is a heinous thing to kill one who is of noble blood.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
2  For various and heinous are the acts of transgression against the rule of our blessed Order in this lamentable history.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
3  Every sin would then come forth from its lurking place, the most rebellious against the divine will and the most degrading to our poor corrupt nature, the tiniest imperfection and the most heinous atrocity.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  But in slaying his sister he had been guilty of a heinous crime.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV.
5  Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
Example Sentence:
1  And small bands of extremists may again commit heinous crimes in the name of faith.
2  I'm a sincere believer that people who have engaged in heinous crimes deserve the ultimate retribution.
3  The judge was especially severe in his sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no compunction for his heinous crime.