Flagrancy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flagrancy A burning; great heat; inflammation. "Lust causeth a flagrancy in the eyes."
    • Flagrancy The condition or quality of being flagrant; atrocity; heiniousness; enormity; excess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flagrancy Burning; inflammation; heat.
    • n flagrancy The quality of being flagrant; heinousness; atrocity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. flagrantia, a burning. See Flagrant

Usage

In literature:

When his passion should subside, would he not perceive the flagrancy of his injustice, and hasten to atone for it?
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown
That was the case with flagrancies of hers sometimes.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
The principal cause of the Reformation was the general corruption of the Church and the flagrancy of its oppression.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
There hasn't been anything approaching the flagrancy of Roman divorce in modern history.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
She knows to an inch the degrees of flagrance officially permitted to the attached and the unattached!
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
That was the case with flagrancies of hers sometimes.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
The roar overhead had increased, some vent had been found, and the attic was in full flagrance.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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