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durance vile

A lengthy prison sentence. “Durance” meant “duration,” and “vile” has its contemporary meaning of loathsome. That pretty well described long-term incarceration from the Middle Ages down to much of today's world.
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It is a mark on his record and maybe he will think twice about being so sick and vile towards people in the future.
MLA Krishna Hegde is being reconsidered for Vile Parle after he lost to BJP in LS polls.
The "Krrish 3" actor was welcomed with cheers from over 10,000 spectators in Vile Parle.
When challenged over their behaviour, the men subjected all three victims to a barrage of abuse and vile language.
Rating: 9/10 Kurt Vile - Wakin'' On A Pretty Daze A cult hero, Philadelphia artist Kurt Vile shows the importance of a slow-building career free from the pressures of mainstream success.
Wakin' On A Pretty Daz Kurt Vile SOMETHING of a cult hero, Philadelphia artist Kurt Vile shows the importance of a slowbuilding career free from the pressures of mainstream success with his fifth studio album.
Judge Peter Hunt said: "The court must do what it can to protect children such vile offences.
Alana Jacobs Helsby, Cheshire YOUR report on vile pervert Warren Spinks made me sick.
Leeds chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "In an age when so much has been done to improve the game's image it is sickening that these vile chants can still be heard in and around stadiums up and down the country.
9 -- In two separate incidents, alleged activists of Shiv Sena and a little-known outfit Swaraj Sena have attacked the offices of Colors channel in suburban Andheri and Vile Parle, objecting to its new musical reality show featuring Pakistani artists.
Holly re-Tweeted the message to her followers, adding: "Aw my son has just seen that vile tweet and is upset now
Now mother Hazel is set to call in police after evil internet bullies began posting vile abuse on a poignant tribute website.
All the polite and friendly monsters of Beastieville go to the School of Manners whilst all the badly-behaved mischief-makers go to the University of Vile, where bad manners, poor hygiene and repulsive habits rule.
Kevin Kelly NW8 Vile conditions So sad to see the stricken Orana Conti at Chepstow.