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den of iniquity

A place where seedy activities happen. I'm not surprised to hear that the police raided that club again—it's a den of iniquity!
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den of iniquity

a place filled with criminal activity or wickedness. The town was a den of iniquity and vice was everywhere. Police raided the gambling house, calling it a den of iniquity.
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a den of iniquity

If a place is a den of iniquity, a lot of immoral things happen there. As time went on, he realised he was working in a den of iniquity and that the corruption spread right to the top of the organization.
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a den of iˈniquity/ˈvice

(disapproving) a place where people do bad things: She thinks that just because we sit around smoking and drinking beer the club must be a real den of iniquity.
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Yet, the whole community is punished for the iniquities of some.
The anti-Japanese racism in California during World War II first sparked recognition of the iniquities of race in America in the 20-year-old Yuri Nakahara (later Yuri Kochiyama).
One of the most notable iniquities is rich proprietors filling their houses with full time students and paying nothing.
To be great in God's reign is to bear others' infirmities and carry their afflictions, be wounded for their transgressions and crushed for their iniquities.
Although Hayder maintains the tension, and pulls off one or two sneaky tricks to mislead us, her literary skills are overpowered by the inexcusable iniquities she depicts.
While Ben Elton has abandoned his old polemics, Hardy still rails at the injustices and iniquities of the modern world.
Before Christ, who for love, clothed himself in our iniquities, we are all invited to a profound examination of conscience.
In other words, makes it more difficult to get even with another group for iniquities of the past.
This would help eradicate the iniquities of high private rents and mortgages and private profit for the few.
SUPPORTERS of Labour or the Tories are both culpable in the continuing iniquities of the capitalist system.
He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities .
We must persuade the minister to confront the iniquities of this agreement.
WHY do Europhiles resort to insults when anyone refers to the iniquities of the European Union?
Surely putting an end to such iniquities is worthy of some glorification?
So with the WAG elections looming, existing and prospective Assembly Members would do well to ponder on such glaring iniquities.