unrighteousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unrighteousness failure to adhere to moral principles "forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unrighteousness The character or state of being unrighteous; injustice; a violation of the divine law, or of the principles of justice and equity; wickedness.
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Usage

In literature:

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
"His Life" by William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, Sydney Strong
Nero was chosen as the result of the unrighteous ambition of Agrippina, so Tacitus says.
"The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
Such mammon or wealth must be unrighteous, because unrighteously obtained.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
But I ask you to be afraid of doing an unrighteous thing.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Perhaps that fellow Bratzky knew how to make himself friends through the mammon of unrighteousness.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The moment men begin to judge by results, they judge unrighteous judgment.
"The Farringdons" by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
God can cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Unkind, unrighteous, is this death punishment.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Ah, righteous wert thou, Simon Dale, so soon as unrighteousness hurt thee!
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
Your action is unrighteous, though well meant.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
No wily hates sought I; for myself swore not many Of oaths in unright.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
Virtuous men are greatly distressed, while the unrighteous are seen to be happy.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
To restrict the redman now would send him to an unrighteous oblivion.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
But once America unrighteously Led forth her armies.
"The Song of the Exile--A Canadian Epic" by Wilfred S. Skeats
Alas, how prevalent is this form of unrighteousness still!
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
It marked a man as anxious to share in unrighteous gain.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
I said "minuteness" and "selfishness" of sensation, but in a word, I ought to have said "injustice" or "unrighteousness" of sensation.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Born of unrighteous parentage we are bound to be evil and we cannot help ourselves.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
This worthy found that the name of Johnson Clark was not a spell potent enough to protect him in the enjoyment of his unrighteous gain.
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
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In poetry:

But Balaam's wish was vain,
His heart was insincere;
He thirsted for unrighteous gain,
And sought a portion here.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
Justice requir'd that he should die
Who yet was slain unrighteously,
And dy'd in mercy and in wrath,
A lawful and a lawless death.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Permit them not to spend their sabbath-days
In idleness, beneath the Christian name —
In revellings, or in unrighteous ways,
Without reproof immediate for the same.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Take comfort then — thy fainty spirits raise —
The Son of God was fix'd unto the tree
For thy transgressions, and unrighteous ways;
And, for his sake, thou shalt forgiven be.
"An Excellent Consolation To The Sad Soul Against Despair" by Rees Prichard
Whoe'er is with unrighteous riches curst,
He is like Pharaoh's meagre kine of yore,
Which eat the fat ones — yet, though almost burst,
They seem'd no fuller than they were before.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard
Unrighteous Ambition has slept in our limits
Since fearless Columbia sheathed her bright blade:
And at her dread Vengeance on those who awake it,
The soul of the stoutest might well be dismayed.
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

The possession of power does not necessarily imply its unrighteous or oppressive use, although it generally awakes suspicion.
Help Even the Unrighteous Poor After all, we are all unrighteous .
Cheesecakes seem to have unrightfully gained a reputation for being difficult, but they're far from it.
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In science:

Call such properties unrighteous, as they (roughly) do not depend on the right hand side of the sequence.
Random sparse unary predicates
Sequences with Ehrenfeucht value in a given Rx all have the same truth value for all unrighteous properties.
Random sparse unary predicates
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