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2008-08-01 00:13:28

By Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The sentencing for a chiropractor convicted of having inappropriate relations with a preteen girl has been delayed two weeks. Jeffery A. Sullivan, 46, faces a two-month jail term when he returns to Benton County Superior Court on Aug. 13. The West Richland man admitted in May to a reduced charge of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The charge was amended from second-degree rape of a child because...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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