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  • Alice was acquitted under French law on the grounds that she had committed a \ "crime passionel\" and fined four dollars for possessing a firearm without a license.

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  • As but one close at hand instance, the 'crime passionel' example comes to mind.

    Le salaud lumineux

  • Murders are sordid affairs done between people who know each other, nine times out of ten for personal gain, and the tenth time because someone lost their temper at the wrong moment, the crime passionel as the French call it.

    Farthing

  • All his life he had detested the ebullient egoism of the ‘crime passionel’, the wronged spouse, honour, vengeance, “all that tommy-rot and naked savagery.”

    Swan Song

  • The crime passionel, although rare, was not unknown in Britain, she reflected.

    Spotted Hemlock

  • Rome in connection with what the French term _un drame passionel_, which led to violent scenes in public and to a number of duels later on.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915

  • What about this crime passionel the French jokers are always draggin in?

    Death in Ecstasy

  • Yet it is a curious circumstance that this determined and ruthless burglar should have suffered for what would be classed in France as a "crime passionel."

    A Book of Remarkable Criminals

  • Well, I suppose it does take another Englishman to realise that these two are preparing for a _crime passionel_.

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • Nobleman putting to death his Wife is dramatic, almost terrible in its fierce, awkward realism, yet it does not rise much higher in interpretation than what our neighbours would to-day call the drame passionel.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

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