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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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Naked clients and sex workers fled the building in Aargau, Switzerland, as flames consumed the den of iniquity.
Even starker is the contrast between the cab home at 11 o'clock and the last bus slipping out of the Den of Iniquity that used to be known as the central bus station.
Still, at least I currently enjoy the comfort of being several thousand miles away from the den of iniquity.
There's no reason to pick a favorite among the likes of Booknotes, Washington Journal, and all the other C-SPAN fare, but his greatest contribution may well be his first: turning a surveillance camera on the den of iniquity known as the U.
The breathtaking images of so much of the story, of Haoyou flying, of the acrobats in the circus, the Mongol way of execution that avoids spilling blood on the ground, of the den of iniquity, so to speak, where Haoyou's mother must work, the ghastly uncle who must be obeyed, the other villain of the story, an evil man who lusts after Haoyou's mother and seeks the family's destruction--all make for a truly marvelous story.
The power of prayer won't be nearly enough to protect bible-bashing bore Cameron from the den of iniquity in which he now finds himself.
IS there no person of integrity in the den of iniquity that is the Scottish Parliament who can voice their disapproval of the free-loaders and vultures who have the audacity to claim they are representing the people of Scotland?
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