This atrocious act was soon avenged.
Unitarians were saved from these atrocious penalties by a later act (53 Geo.
But during the atrocious holocausts formidable states had grown up around France, observing her and threatening her; and on the other hand, as on the morrow of the Hundred Years War, the lassitude of the country, the lack of political feeling on the part of the upper classes and their selfishness, led to a fresh abdication of the nations rights.
The princess gave way to paroxysms of rage, in which she was guilty of acts of atrocious violence.
However atrocious its conception and its aims, it is impossible not to feel, together with horror for the deed, some pity and admiration for the guilty persons who took part in it.
His wife, Catherine Maclean, who had previously been the wife of the earl of Argyll, was kept by Shane O'Neill as his mistress and bore him several children, though grossly ill-treated by her savage captor; Calvagh himself was subjected to atrocious torture"during the three years that he remained O'Neill's prisoner.
The new caliph hated the vizier Zayyat, who had opposed his election, and had him seized and killed with the same atrocious cruelty which the vizier himself had inflicted on others.
This atrocious process, known as the Noyades of Nantes, gained for Carrier a reputation for wanton cruelty.
In 1862 he made a second expedition against the Gallas, which was stained with atrocious cruelties.
Feats of arms, great battles, heroic virtues, devoted friendships and atrocious crimes make the chronicles of China in the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries before the birth of Christ as attractive as those of France and England in the 14th and some other centuries after it.
That the pope himself was guiltless of any share in that atrocious deed is beyond dispute; but it is deeply to be regretted that his name plays a part in the history of this conspiracy.
At the beginning of 1866 Lord Russells government thought itself compelled to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act In Ireland; and in 1867 Lord Derbys government was confronted in the spring by a plot to seize Chester Castle, and in the autumn by an attack on a prison van at Manchester containing Fenian prisoners, and by an atrocious attempt to blow up Clerkenwell prison.
It is impossible from these sources to form a correct picture of Cambyses' character; but it seems certain that he was a wild despot and that he was led by drunkenness to many atrocious deeds.
It has well been said that the manner of this atrocious deed (the "Stockholm Massacre" as it is generally called) was even more detestable than the deed itself.
Her breath must be atrocious.
atrocious behavior that has taken place in some areas on the coal health scheme.
atrocious weather they managed to raise more than £ 70.
atrocious conditions young people used to work in back in the 19th Century.
In fact, the role of Martin Wicks, the new Energy Minister, has been absolutely atrocious.
Then someone in head office decided they should be more pop; the results were pretty atrocious.
atrocious acts, suicide is too small a price to pay.
atrocious crimes committed by the government of Rwanda.
His contempt of luxury, his avoidance of hyperbole and dislike of excessive ceremony, his protection to commerce and consideration for his soldiers, the reluctance with which he assumed the crown almost at the close of his reignall these would have been praiseworthy in another man; but on his death the memory of his atrocious tyranny alone survived.
Nowhere is crime committed on such trifling grounds, or with such general impunity, though when it is punished the punishment is atrocious.
Her noble attitude, even in the face of the atrocious accusations of Fouquier-Tinville, commanded the admiration even of her enemies, and her answers during her long examination were clear and skilful.
The eye shadow, however, definitely formed that atrocious line in the center of my lid that every woman dreads developing by lunchtime.
Despite being an atrocious game to play, BMX XXX caused a lot of controversy because you could view DVD quality clips of topless strippers.
The people who performed these atrocious crimes are much older than elementary-aged children, but there has been a lot of talk about the fact that they may have been playing violent video games since they were very young.
Meaning, that no one will say after the wedding is over, "did you see the napkins, they were atrocious?!"
An 80s prom party is sure to be a great time, with everyone decked out in their most atrocious party-wear.
The only real negative is some truly atrocious editing, which occasionally makes the script seem disjointed.
This atrocious deed of Lysimachus aroused great indignation.
Bold graphics, cute images and catchy names practically do all the work for the products, but I learned years ago that even the most charming packaging could hold the most atrocious products.
It is obviously on the. face of it an atrocious practice because it indiscriminately punishes men who are completely guiltless of any war crime.
This creative and necessary idea popped into her head when she tried to wear a cream colored pair of slacks, only to be dismayed by atrocious and unseemly panty lines.
The act of killing the man who fights alongside you is so atrocious as to merit special attention.
Naturally we're looking for those examples that stand out as particularly atrocious.
Dawkins points to the really atrocious consequences of faith.
A web page that looks great in Internet Explorer might look atrocious in a Mozilla based browser like Firefox or Netscape.
Meanwhile, the weather remained atrocious; occasionally the snow became so thick that the Ridge was entirely hidden.
barbarity, the Soviets invaded part of China and massacred Russian exiles there, committing the most atrocious barbarities.
Collected from the Super Guys n gals who braved the atrocious elements.
militarist regime that is violating human rights in an atrocious way.
The commutation of his death sentence had been due to some doubts as to his complete sanity, so atrocious was his conduct.
However, the sound is so atrocious that it makes the graphics look sophisticated in comparison.
In its severer forms it was only inflicted for more atrocious crimes which the secular law would have punished with death (loc. cit.
Unions between slaves and free women, or between a freeman and the female slave of another, continued to be forbidden, and were long punished in certain circumstances with atrocious severity.
He also wrote a campaign biography of William Henry Harrison (1839); Theory of Morals (1844); and Theory of Politics (1853), as well as Lives of Atrocious Judges (1856), compiled from Lord Campbell's two works.
But his success was short-lived, and the subsequent discord between Abimelech and the Shechemites was regarded as a just reward for his atrocious massacre.
The attempt failed, but was the cause of a fresh persecution, and on the 31st of August 1852 some thirty Babis, including the beautiful and talented poetess Qurratu'l-'Ayn, were put to death in Tehran with atrocious cruelty.
Although the dominant position of Lysander had been broken in 403 by King Pausanias, the Spartan government gave him all the support which was possible without going into open war against the king; it caused a partisan of Lysander, Clearchus, condemned to death on account of atrocious crimes which he had committed as governor of Byzantium, to gather an army of mercenaries on the Thracian Chersonesus, and in Thessaly Menon of Pharsalus, head of a party which was connected with Sparta, collected another army.
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