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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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References in classic literature ?
Vegetation on the filthy heap of iniquity which the world is.
Yes, Razumov," she continued, in an impressive, lowered voice, "it was like a lurid light in which I stood, still almost a child, and cursed not the toil, not the misery which had been his lot, but the great social iniquity of the system resting on unrequited toil and unpitied sufferings.
A close study at what these dens of iniquity were really like, and why and how the city's people acted to shut them down, Saloons, Prostitutes, and Temperance in Alaska Territory is fascinating and informative from cover to cover.
When giving Moses the Ten Commandments, God says that he will "visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
I highlighted this iniquity to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls a couple of weeks ago and he now agrees we need to look into this glaring example of unfair practice as soon as possible.
Would someone please tell David Cameron et al to stop wittering on about switching providers to save money and, instead, target the iniquity of the standing charge.
Any action by the Government must include those who rely in rural areas on coal, oil and tankered gas, otherwise a great iniquity will result.
It iniquity Dickens Yet when the practical effect of this is to allow corporate giants like Tesco to profit from the free labour of teenagers who can't find a job, it seems just the kind of egregious iniquity that would have had Charles Dickens reaching for his pen to compose a damning account of exploitation.
No, I am afraid that like everyone else in the country I am afraid the residents of Northumberland are just going to have to put up with the iniquity of paying for parking.
Given the way those fees have graduated, there's now little argument about their iniquity, or alienating effects for the poorer sections of society.
Naked clients and sex workers fled the building in Aargau, Switzerland, as flames consumed the den of iniquity.
What with how those fees have graduated, there's little argument about their iniquity, or alienating effects for the poorer sections of society.
A strong case can also be made for Den Of Iniquity in the Atlantic Enterprises Handicap Chase (3.
The chief value of this work lies in its detailed focus on key topics relating to Baptist origins: believer's baptism, whether Baptists are church or sect, Thomas Helwys's The Mystery of Iniquity, Anabaptist petitions of 1660 and 1661, millennialism, the dangers of "just reading" the Bible, and Baptist/Anabaptist relationships.
We now just need the new government to admit to the iniquity of charging VAT on this healthiest of British-sourced drinks.