from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a flagitious manner; with extreme wickedness; atrociously; scandalously.

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  • adverb In a flagitious manner.


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  • What the author affirms to be the sum of my discourse in that place, which, indeed, he doth not transcribe, is, as to his affirmation of it, as contrary to God as darkness is to light, or death to life, or falsehood to the truth; that is, it is flagitiously false.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost 1616-1683 1965

  • We had the most flagitiously erotic passages (rendered in costume) from opera and opera bouffe, living reproductions of the tragic pose of Paolo and Francesca that would hare inspired Cabanel anew; of 'Ginevra Da Siena,' of

    At the Mercy of Tiberius 1872

  • So far as I could learn the particulars of their previous history, they had lived flagitiously loose lives; such as must have corrupted their blood long before they became lepers.

    Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands Charles Nordhoff 1865

  • After this consummation of their noble struggle, the people of the several colonies, then acknowledged to be free and independent States, formed a new Confederation by framing and adopting, voluntarily, and each one for itself, that Constitution which is so flagitiously violated by many of the parties to the compact of fraternity.

    House Journal--10th Sess. A Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Florida, at Its Tenth Session, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee, on Monday, November 26, 1860. Florida. General Assembly. House of Representatives 1861

  • Pontifical Government is the most flagitiously unjust, the most inexorably cruel, the most essentially tyrannical Government, that ever existed under the sun.

    Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber Or The Influence of Romanism on Trade, Justice, and Knowledge James Aitken Wylie 1849

  • Brattles; -- and then there was the fact that Carry Brattle, who had been regularly "subpoenaed," had kept herself out of the way, -- most flagitiously, illegally and damnably.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope 1848

  • And the mystery of his retreat, and the still unexplained mystery of his strange and ruinous influence over the man whom he at last so flagitiously murdered, were not cleared up until years afterwards.

    Gaut Gurley D. P. Thompson 1831

  • It was necessary, not only to bribe, but to bribe more shamelessly and flagitiously than his predecessors, in order to make up for lost time.

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829

  • It had been determined not to bring him to trial for his recent offence, but to put him to death under the sentence pronounced against him several years before, a sentence so flagitiously unjust that the most servile and obdurate lawyers of that bad age could not speak of it without shame.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1 Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829

  • As it is well known that the commander of a distant frontier post has the power of acting pretty much after his own will, there is little doubt but that the old veteran would have been hanged or shot at least, had he not luckily fallen ill of a fever, through mere chagrin and mortification — and most flagitiously deserted from all earthly command, with his beloved locks unviolated.

    A History of New York 1809


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