from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being depraved or vitiated; corruption; taint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Depravity.
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- noun The state of being
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It is to be looked on as a great issue of the wisdom, goodness, and love of God, that by manifold ways and means he is pleased to restrain the sons of men from running forth into that compass of excess and riot which the depravedness of their nature would carry them out unto with violence.
To the received doctrine of our natural depravedness and disability to any thing that is good; yea, by evident unstrained consequence, overthrowing that fundamental article of original sin: yea, (5.)
If we speak of the corruption and depravedness of human nature, they are words of course that drop from us now and then, and some slight notions of the matter hover in our minds; but how few are there to whom it is a familiar thing to roll themselves in the dust before the Lord, in the sense of that vile and abject state, which man in common now is in?
Herein I say, consists, in very great part, the corruption and depravedness of man's present state.
You must needs think then that it is a great thing that must work the cure of man, who is thus involved in so great an abyss of depravedness and misery.
It is plain then, that the depravedness of man's state stands chiefly in this, that sense takes upon itself to do the business of the mind and intellectual powers, and we consent it should be so.
Then entered the guilt of Adam's sin imputed to posterity, and a general corruption and depravedness of nature.
Nothing tends more to the blinding and perverting of the understanding than the corruption and depravedness of the will and affections.
When with the marks of the rods imprinted in his flesh the youth rushed out into the public street, loudly complaining of the depravedness and inhumanity of the usurer; a vast number of people, moved by compassion for his early age, and indignation at his barbarous treatment, reflecting at the same time on their own lot and that of their children, flocked together into the forum, and from thence in a body to the senate-house.