(countable and uncountable, plural pravities)
- 1775, Samuel Johnson, “Ostig In Sky”, in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland:
- In some parishes the Lord's Prayer is suffered: in others it is still rejected as a form; and he that should make it part of his supplication would be suspected of heretical pravity.
- 1831, Various, The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831:
- Still, it is possible, that a man's conscience may be so obdurate, as not to perceive the pravity of mendacity, when exercised for his supposed benefit, while he yet retains a regard for truth when engaged in relating his exploits to others.