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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of transgress.


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  • None of them paid any outward attention to their "sheets," although Alfred and Gracie spread theirs with elaborate care; they leaned their elbows on the table, they made loud, swooping sounds with their lips, and, in short, transgressed every law known to civilized life.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

  • The Rabbis determined that whoever now called Sarah by her former name transgressed a positive commandment (JT Berakhot 1: 6, 4 [a]).

    Sarah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • If the votaries of the Bible interpreted it faithfully, they would say: man originally transgressed, that is, made a mistake; for to transgress, to fail, to make a mistake, all mean the same thing.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • This purpose must not be "transgressed,"'i.e.' forgotten by those who wish to make exceptions to these laws.

    The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems

  • A blonde Manhattan nightclubber, Cori Rist, 31, was added last night to the list of those with whom the married father of two had 'transgressed'.

    Home | Mail Online

  • a second; but, by instructing them in the laws of military discipline with the same care and exactness a priest would use in teaching ceremonies and dreadful mysteries, and by severity to such as transgressed and contemned those laws, he maintained his country in its former greatness, esteeming victory over enemies itself but as an accessory to the proper training and disciplining of the citizens.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • While that database does include the names of many men who are factual heroes, and a few who have transgressed the laws of our land, it does not contain the name

    Heroes or Villains?

  • We also believe the UK – bilaterally and as part of the EU – has an important role to demonstrate to Israel that the threshold of acceptable behaviour has been perilously transgressed.

    UK: Muslim extremists target Jews

  • They will be urged in the strongest possible way to prosecute you to the fullest extent of any/all federal, state, and local laws which your idiotic charade has transgressed.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • In an effort to meet that desire—and no doubt flattered by the attention—chefs began to spend more time in the dining room talking with customers and transgressed the ancient frontier that is the swinging door by inviting favored diners into the kitchen.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices


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