Enormities
Enormity E*nor"mi*ty, n.; pl. {Enormities}. [L. enormitas, fr. enormis enormous: cf. F. ['e]normit['e]. See {Enormous}.] 1. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous. [1913 Webster]

The enormity of his learned acquisitions. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity. [1913 Webster]

These clamorous enormities which are grown too big and strong for law or shame. --South. [1913 Webster]


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