But then, no film, no novel—nothing fictional—can ever hope to capture the full horror of what Hitler perpetrated.
Boucher-Hayes is as mystified as everyone else as to why Townley has perpetrated this latest hoax, but he has some theories.
Crimes “perpetrated with a minor by a cleric” fall under church jurisdiction, not civil law enforcement.
He was never held accountable for any of the violence he perpetrated against Nicole.
I sat at my desk feeling crushed and dejected about the great wrong we had perpetrated.
The whole affair was pictured as an anti-Russian pogrom which had been perpetrated by the Jews.
Perhaps some new devilry of the gods was about to be perpetrated on him.
Similar or worse violences were perpetrated by French brethren at Lyons, on April 30, 1562.
What is the present state of the soul of the person who perpetrated that crime?
The weapon with which it had been perpetrated had been found.
1540s, from Latin perpetratus, past participle of perpetrare "to perform, to accomplish," from per- "completely" + patrare "carry out," originally "bring into existence," from pater "father" (see father (n.)). Earlier in English was perpetren, mid-15c., from Old French perpetrer. Neither good nor bad in Latin, first used in English in statutes, hence its sense of "to perform criminally." Related: Perpetrated; perpetrating.