verb (used with object), per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for perpetration
Many prominent Congolese human-rights activists consider minerals to be at the heart of the perpetration of atrocities.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wickedness and cruelty of the crime were only equalled by the clumsy and unskilful manner of its perpetration.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
I suppose after the perpetration of that act of—what shall we call it?Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
Or his parents themselves would have prevented by their presence and authority the perpetration of so great a crime.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II|Martin Luther
Here were men unquestionably assembled for illegal purposes—for the perpetration of crime—for the shedding of human blood.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
Every crime has in the moment of its perpetration its own avenging angel.