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  • Nevertheless this discreditable change of attitude, this deliberate quarrel with his mother, must not be laid to his charge, but to that of his father-in-law, Herennius Rufinus, whom you see before you, a man than whom no more worthless, wicked, and crime-stained soul lives upon this earth.

    The Defense

  • Nevertheless this discreditable change of attitude, this deliberate quarrel with his mother, must not be laid to his charge, but to that of his father-in-law, Herennius Rufinus, whom you see before you, a man than whom no more worthless, wicked, and crime-stained soul lives upon this earth.

    The Defense

  • All this was music to the crime-stained soul of the guilty listener, who exulted in the success of his scheme, and felt additional assurance of ultimately triumphing in all his undertakings.

    Eveline Mandeville The Horse Thief Rival

  • Buffalo Bill said nothing, and the crime-stained wretch was dragged out of the saloon, a rope put around his neck, and he was hanged for his many red deeds, thereby escaping death at the hands of the scout.

    Beadle's Boy's Library of Sport, Story and Adventure, Vol. I, No. 1. Adventures of Buffalo Bill from Boyhood to Manhood

  • Finds a prayer his mother taught him, trembling on his crime-stained lip.

    Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two

  • We have seen him scorning even an allusion to the higher life of the soul, -- but success was then within the reach of his crime-stained hand!

    Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue

  • In the first place he rebelled instinctively from shooting a man down in cold blood from ambush, even if he was as desperate and crime-stained a character as Captain Bill Broom, besides it would not save Tom and

    Frontier Boys on the Coast or in the Pirate's Power

  • But if his Holiness, against our honor and the peace of our subjects, sides with the crime-stained partisans of

    The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa

  • George packed his small hand-bag; placed upon the table money to pay his bill; lifted the crime-stained basket; addressed the red-headed

    Once Aboard the Lugger

  • A mile up the road behind a man was running, tall and powerful and black, with crime-stained face and convicts 'stripes upon him, and shackles on his legs.

    Darkwater Voices from Within the Veil

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