vice crime


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vice crime a vice that is illegal
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  • William Hazlitt
    “There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.”


In literature:

The meanness of his vices prejudices the grandeur of his crimes.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
The helpful use of leisure time is a vital factor in the prevention of vice and crime.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
People did not talk of sin there at all; the words they used were crime and vice.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
He is a man of blood, of crime, of vice, such as you would not bear to be told of!
"Aurelian" by William Ware
It weakens the will and so influences the passions as to hush the voice of conscience and prepare the way for every vice and crime.
"Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading" by Various
Whether greater crimes are not tolerated by the refinements of vice than those which are commonly visited with the vengeance of the law?
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
What vice was, I did not know, but crime meant murdering somebody or doing something else dreadful.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
Theft in a freeman is a crime; in a slave, it is a vice.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
They are the product of the tenement, the sweat shop, vice, and crime.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
It is a mistake to suppose that a man first commits crime and then plunges headlong into vice.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll

In poetry:

And vice, and crime, and sin,
And enmity, and pain,
Be never suffered to come in
To mar our peace again—
"Ode. "In bonds of friendship sweet"" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Through haunts of vice in the night he stayed
To find some ruin that crime had made.
At last in a prison cell he caught
A glimpse of the hideous fiend he sought.
"Two Pictures" by Anonymous Americas
Ah me! — how loud is vice's yelling noise,
Dinning the Godheads ears both night and day!
No respite knows her never-ceasing voice,
'Till God with vengeance shall her crimes repay!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
COME all that are laden with vice, and with sin,
Come to your Redeemer, who bids you all in,
Come all to be eas'd of your fears, and your crimes,
He'll give you all rest, if you'll come but betimes.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
And if what you imagine vice
Is not considered so at all,
Crime doesn't seem the least bit nice,
There's no temptation then to fall;
for half the charm of things we do
Is knowing that we oughtn't to.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
To find the horror of the day a shape
Of life: we would have more than living sight.
Past delusions are seen as if it all
Were yesterday flooded with lemon light,
Vice and virtue, hard sacrifice and crime
In the cold vanity of time.
"The Meaning Of Death" by Allen Tate

In news:

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont.
Michael Wolf is the publisher of West Coast Crime Wave and the vice president of research at GigaOM Pro.
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was charged with killing six judges and a series of other crimes on April 30, 2012.
Last week NBC Universal announced Sleuth , a new digital crime-and-mystery cable network set to launch Jan 1 with repurposed broadcast fare such as "Miami Vice," "The A-Team" and "Knight Rider".
James Douglas Jackson, who was convicted in Douglas County in 2001 of several sex crimes against children, was vice principal at Arrowhead Junior High School from 1973 to 1976, according to school yearbooks from the time.
Beetles might precede blowflies (not vice versa, as forensic entomology has long suggested), a finding that could change time of death and other calculations made by crime-scene investigators.