Definition of 'heinous'
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What punishment for his heinous crimes is a couple of seconds of pain? The Sun (2016)It is not a heinous crime. The Sun (2016)What punishment for his heinous crimes is a couple of seconds of pain? The Sun (2016)It is not a heinous crime. The Sun (2016)Some have committed heinous offences which cry out against humanity. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)But the people entrusted to deal with criminals committing such heinous offences are the police. The Sun (2016)This heinous crime has left them all distraught. The Sun (2012)They were guilty of the most heinous crimes and they are dead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now he is a member of the administration that committed all these heinous crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He deserves nil for his heinous crime. The Sun (2013)And what was his punishment for this heinous crime? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Are there not equally heinous crimes? Times, Sunday Times (2011)For that heinous offence, the full force of the law had to be deployed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is horrifying to think that the perpetrator of this heinous act could have been brought up in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Corruption in the police service is particularly heinous, because the public expects the highest standards of our police officers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The facts here are that the accused that is sought to be extradited came to the country and committed what is a very heinous crime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's not a heinous crime. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For good measure, it arrested the owners of a pharmacy chain for the heinous act of not opening enough checkout counters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What they did here was a very heinous act,' she said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said: 'The accused has been found responsible for abetting some of the most heinous crimes in human history. The Sun (2012)He is the sprinter who was kicked out of the Olympic Games for the heinous act of sleeping with his wife. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If so, both the probation service and police have a duty of care to people we assess, regardless how heinous the offence. The Sun (2009)When will the powers that be realise we need a deterrent sufficient to stamp out these evil, heinous crimes to protect law-abiding citizens? The Sun (2015)The government of Canada is committed to working with the government of the Philippines and international partners to pursue those responsible for this heinous act. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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