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  • 181king's ransom — {n. phr.} 1. An excessively large sum of money extorted by kidnappers to let someone go free. * /The Smith family had to pay a kings ransom for the freedom of their seven year old son, Tommy./ 2. An exorbitant fee one is forced to pay. * /The… …

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  • 182Actual sin — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …

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  • 183Arrogance — Ar ro*gance, n. [F., fr. L. arrogantia, fr. arrogans. See {Arrogant}.] The act or habit of arrogating, or making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or… …

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  • 184Arrogant — Ar ro*gant, a. [F. arrogant, L. arrogans, p. pr. of arrogare. See {Arrogate}.] 1. Making, or having the disposition to make, exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one s self an undue degree of importance; assuming; haughty; applied to… …

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  • 185Arrogation — Ar ro*ga tion, n. [L. arrogatio, fr. arrogare. Cf. {Adrogation}.] 1. The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Civ. Law) Adoption of a person of full age.… …

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  • 186Canonical sins — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …

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  • 187Deadly sins — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …

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  • 188Excessive — Ex*cess ive ([e^]k*s[e^]s [i^]v), a. [Cf. F. excessif.] Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch. [1913 Webster] Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living. Shak. Syn: Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous; immoderate;… …

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  • 189Excessively — Excessive Ex*cess ive ([e^]k*s[e^]s [i^]v), a. [Cf. F. excessif.] Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch. [1913 Webster] Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living. Shak. Syn: Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous;… …

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  • 190Excessiveness — Excessive Ex*cess ive ([e^]k*s[e^]s [i^]v), a. [Cf. F. excessif.] Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch. [1913 Webster] Excessive grief [is] the enemy to the living. Shak. Syn: Undue; exorbitant; extreme; overmuch; enormous;… …

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  • 191Exorbitantly — Ex*or bi*tant*ly, adv. In an exorbitant, excessive, or irregular manner; enormously. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 192Exorbitate — Ex*or bi*tate, v. i. [L.exorbitatus, p. p. of exorbitare. See {Exorbitant}.] To go out of the track; to deviate. [Obs.] Bentley. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 193Immoderate — Im*mod er*ate, a. [L. immoderatus; pref. im not + moderatus moderate. See {Moderate}.] Not moderate; exceeding just or usual and suitable bounds; excessive; extravagant; unreasonable; as, immoderate demands; immoderate grief; immoderate laughter …

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  • 194Mortal sins — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …

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  • 195Original sin — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …

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  • 196Outrageous — Out*ra geous (out*r[=a] j[u^]s), a. [OF. outrageus, F. outrageux. See {Outrage}, n.] Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; such as to cause outrage; involving or doing an outrage; furious; violent;… …

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  • 197Outrageously — Outrageous Out*ra geous (out*r[=a] j[u^]s), a. [OF. outrageus, F. outrageux. See {Outrage}, n.] Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; such as to cause outrage; involving or doing an outrage; furious;… …

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  • 198Outrageousness — Outrageous Out*ra geous (out*r[=a] j[u^]s), a. [OF. outrageus, F. outrageux. See {Outrage}, n.] Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; such as to cause outrage; involving or doing an outrage; furious;… …

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  • 199Rapacity — Ra*pac i*ty (r[.a]*p[a^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. rapacitas: cf. F. rapacit[ e]. See {Rapacious}.] 1. The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or… …

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  • 200Shave — Shave, n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See {Shave}, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.] (b) A… …

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