• WordNet 3.6
    • adv heinously in a terribly evil manner "the child was heinously murdered"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heinously In a heinous manner; hatefully; abominably; enormously.
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  • Peggy Noonan
    “If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.”


In literature:

They played with the idea of Phil's heinous crime until they wore it out.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
B., and I. Smith, and J. Vervellen, B. R., and one other individual, were hung for heinous crimes they had committed.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
Beef-eating is regarded as so heinous a sin that no member of a respectable caste would expect consideration for a moment.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
They adhered to their declaration, that idolatry was a heinous crime.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Plutina, strong-nerved as she was, found herself shuddering as she realized the heinousness of this thing.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Their crimes are not generally of a heinous nature.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
By all the laws of war this was a most heinous and a wholly unpardonable offense.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
The very wisest of heathen legislators approved of vice in some of its most heinous forms.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 7, July, 1880" by Various
To me, in those days, the shortcomings of the McClintocks did not appear particularly heinous.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The Blairs are too heinous, too violent, in their persecution of Fremont.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski

In poetry:

O let me not mis-spend my time
In any sin, or heinous crime —
But let me spend it in such ways,
As tend to manifest thy praise!
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
O God, thou hast most gracious been,
And pardon'd many a heinous sin;
Then be not more severe to me,
Though sinful to the last degree!
"Lamentation Of A Sinner" by Rees Prichard
There's not a heinous vice, that I can name,
Which I did not, till I was cloy'd, plunge-in,
Until a proverb my bad life became,
And I was judg'd Manasses to out-sin.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Provokt with crimes of such an heinous kind
Allmighty Justice sware the doom designd,
That these shoud never reach ye promisd seat,
& Moses gently mourns their hastend fate.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell
Shall we "stand at ease," and not rush to the fray,
While the blood of the weak is tramped in the clay?
While the slimy "Medusa" of heinous crime
Is singing her deeds in perfidious rhyme?
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson
Dark, heinous spells of uncountable centuries.
Woven into rich silk and precious brocades
being sold in every corner, bodies,
covered in dirt, drenched in blood.
Bodies, burning in hot ovens of disease
Pus seeping from open, lacerating wounds.
""Dont ask me for the same love, my sweetheart"" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

In news:

Can the most heinous of crimes be explained by neuropsychiatry and thus be excused.
Immediate impressions post- REMOTE: "wild-ly embarrassing," "good exercise in self-loath-ing," "Foucauldian panopticonism," "heinous idea".
ST PAUL — Calling the case "particularly heinous," a Ramsey County District Court Judge sentenced a St Paul man to 30 years, seven months in prison Friday for stabbing his wife in the eyes and killing an Albert Lea man.
Syrian rebels blame ' heinous ' executions on 'extremists'.
As an American, a Muslim and a woman, I strongly condemn the Taliban's heinous attack on Malala Yousufzai.
3 held in abduction,' heinous ' rape of Phila.
Baby's death during rape 'as heinous as it gets,' West Michigan prosecutor says.
Local Man Gets 55 Years For Heinous Offenses.
10 most heinous hoaxes on the Net.
How heinously are your kids behaving.
"I'm sure Christ is horrified " by the "heinous" acts of priests who sexually abuse children, says Irish priest Shane Crombie.
None of Marge Schott's players had a more heinous thing said about them by the Reds president and chief executive officer than Dave Parker and Eric Davis.
The FBI's change in the definition of rape is long overdue and will give the public more accurate insight into the number of these heinous offenses being committed.
Alyssa Bustamante's plea to second-degree murder in the heinous killing of a 9-year-old neighbor has sparked community outrage and frustration.
A heinous rotten-egg smell settled into the metropolis, a stench more familiar to residents lining the Salton Sea , some 150 miles to the east.