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  • n. Plural form of immorality.


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  • Jews, above other nations, with the dignities of visible church-membership, yet he will not therefore accept of any particular persons of that dignity, if they allow themselves in immoralities contradictory to their profession; and particularly in persecution, which was now, more than any other, the national sin of the Jews.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • That, in one way or another, is the crying difficulty of Young England, and none sees more clearly than Mr. Wells the relation of all our so-called immoralities to the economic condition and the impossibilities of remedying one without correcting the other.

    An Appreciation of H. G. Wells, Novelist

  • To his Italian origin Zola owed not only the moralistic scope of his literary ambition, but the depth and strength of his personal conscience, capable of the austere puritanism which underlies the so-called immoralities of his books, and incapable of the peculiar lubricity which we call French, possibly to distinguish it from the lubricity of other people rather than to declare it a thing solely French.

    Emile Zola

  • Perhaps, then, it would be best for all of us, including yourself, to stay quiet, because past "immoralities" may taint our present wisdom.

    Confession of a Broken Planner, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He said Iran would confront these "immoralities" but did not say what measures Tehran intends to take.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • The governor added, “The Assembly were greatly inflamed being told that the greatest immoralities & drunkenness have been much countenanced and proper discipline neglected.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Dinwiddie also complained about “the greatest immoralities and drunkenness,” which had been “much countenanced and proper discipline neglected.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Even the frequent indiscretions by individuals within the government are personal immoralities, not institutional.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » NY Times Room for Debate Forum on the Use of Offensive Language

  • Especially those ugly contradictions and approval of immoralities like chattel slavery and genocide.

    Freshwater: The Board's rebuttal case - The Panda's Thumb

  • (Gen. 6: 11) Many of us, I imagine, understand this to mean that people were killing each other in rampant fashion, and indeed, many of the midrashim on these verses indicate the belief that the earth was filled with murder, theft, sexual immoralities and other depravities.

    Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater: Stopping Today's Flood


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