grievousness

  • 1 grievousness — c.1300, from GRIEVOUS (Cf. grievous) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

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  • 2 grievousness — grievous ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ (of something bad) very severe or serious. DERIVATIVES grievously adverb grievousness noun …

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  • 3 Grievousness — Grievous Griev ous, a. [OF. grevous, grevos, LL. gravosus. See {Grief}.] 1. Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful. [1913 Webster] The famine was grievous in the land. Gen. xii. 10. [1913 Webster] The thing …

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  • 4 grievousness — noun see grievous …

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  • 5 grievousness — See grievously. * * * …

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  • 6 grievousness — noun the quality or state of being grievous …

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  • 7 grievousness — griev·ous·ness || griːvÉ™snɪs n. quality of being grievous …

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  • 8 grievousness — griev·ous·ness …

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  • 9 grievousness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English grevousnesse, from grevous + nesse ness : the quality or state of being grievous …

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  • 10 Theft — • The secret taking of another s property against the reasonable will of that other Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Theft     Theft      …

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  • 11 grievous — adjective Date: 13th century 1. causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow < a grievous wound > < a grievous loss > 2. oppressive, onerous < grievous costs of war > 3. serious, grave < grievous …

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  • 12 Human sacrifice — is the act of homicide (the killing of one or several human beings) in the context of a religious ritual (ritual killing). Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaughter of animals (animal sacrifice) and of religious… …

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  • 13 Fables and Parables — TOCright Fables and Parables ( Bajki i przypowieści , 1779), by Ignacy Krasicki, is a noted work in a long international tradition of fable writing that reaches back to antiquity. Emulating the fables of the ancient Greek Aesop, the Macedonian… …

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  • 14 Francis Arias — (1533 mdash;15 May 1605), born and died in Seville, Spain, was a Jesuit writer of ascetical treatises.He was received into the Society of Jesus at the age of twenty six. He was professor of scholastic theology at Córdoba, of moral theology at… …

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  • 15 grievous — grievously, adv. grievousness, n. /gree veuhs/, adj. 1. causing grief or great sorrow: grievous news. 2. flagrant; outrageous; atrocious: a grievous offense against morality. 3. full of or expressing grief; sorrowful: a grievous cry. 4.… …

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  • 16 severity — /seuh ver i tee/, n., pl. severities. 1. harshness, sternness, or rigor: Their lives were marked by severity. 2. austere simplicity, as of style, manner, or taste: The severity of the decor was striking. 3. intensity or sharpness, as of cold or… …

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  • 17 Accomplice — • A term generally employed to designate a partner in some form of evildoing Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Accomplice     Accomplice      …

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  • 18 Moral Theology — • Limited to those doctrines which discuss the relations of man and his free actions to God and his supernatural end, and propose the means instituted by God for the attainment of that end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Moral Theology …

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  • 19 Parents — • Considers the duties of parents toward their children, and vice versa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Parents     Parents     † …

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  • 20 Francis Arias —     Francis Arias     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Francis Arias     Writer of ascetical treatises, born at Seville in Spain, 1533, died in that place, 15 May, 1605. He was received into the Society of Jesus at the age of twenty six. He was… …

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