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  • n. Plural form of villainy.

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Examples

  • He was supposed to be without feeling of any kind; his villainies were the theme of admiration amongst financial magnates.

    The Crimson Blind

  • He may indeed be plotted against, have barrels of powder laid, and poniards prepared for him: but to punish the sacred actors of these villainies, that is reserved only to him who gave the first command for the doing them.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

  • And imagine also, that by these outrageous kind of villainies, they shall conquer those that at such a time they have to do with, and make them believe their lies to be true.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villainies as these.

    The woman with the twenty-dollar bill. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Setting up a special entity to investigate the villainies of your predecessor as president would be disasterous for the country.

    Matthew Yglesias » Above the Law?

  • It's easy to see how all of these villainies might come together in the mind of a freedom-fighting CPAC attendee: Progressives were the original big-government sinners; prohibition, which was backed by some progressives, was the classic example of misguided governmental overreach; Wilson, who was a progressive, was president when prohibition passed; ergo, prohibition must be added to the list of offenses that will keep Wilson in freedom purgatory for eons.

    The Rise of the Reactionary Right

  • Their "insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest evil seen in the world, is the cause of their villainies."

    Printing: Sacred Avatar "Hometree" is the Mapou Tree in Haitian Vodun

  • Cataloging Nixon's villainies, Mr. Feldstein, a TV newsman turned academic, mines fresh treasures from the president's trove of secret Oval Office tapes.

    The Best of Enemies

  • Hear her, Menelaus; let her not die for want of that, and let me answer her again, for thou knowest naught of her villainies in

    The Trojan Women

  • Do thy dancing there, and these women whom thou bringest with thee to share thy villainies I will either sell as slaves or make their hands cease from this noisy beating of drums, and set them to work at the loom as servants of my own.

    The Bacchantes

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