blasphemy

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  • Info Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for deities, to religious or holy persons or things, or toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
  • See what blasphemy one falls into through a beginning of light speech! Cited from The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1
  • It seemed to him a blasphemy even to stand there by her. Cited from The Workingman's Paradise, by John Miller
  • Could he not cry out against God in blasphemy, if God took his friend from him? Cited from Flames, by Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Some US states still have blasphemy laws on the books from the founding days.
  • His language on the way home was three-parts blasphemy. Cited from Foe-Farrell, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Reference to the girl in the hills seemed blasphemy on this man's lips. Cited from The City of Delight, by Elizabeth Miller
  • The case is now one of the most frequently cited American cases on blasphemy.
  • If there be such a man left, to him what I have to say about philosophy is blasphemy. Cited from Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians, by J.W. Powell
  • The voice of a man who was evidently against the door answered him with blasphemies. Cited from The Puritans, by Arlo Bates
  • Now this would be blasphemy in their present state: and consequently it will also be in their future state. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • They called it blasphemy, but they couldn't get enough of it.
  • God forbid that I should end my book by such social blasphemies! Cited from The Physiology of Marriage, Complete, by Honore de Balzac
  • In many countries either there are no laws against blasphemy, or long-established laws are no longer enforced.
  • It is unknown whether blasphemy is a crime in Victoria where it might yet exist under common law.
  • She was conscious of blasphemy, and she took a certain pleasure in it. Cited from By the Light of the Soul, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Remember their blasphemies, and let them live no longer. Cited from The Makers and Teachers of Judaism, by Charles Foster Kent
  • At last it broke loose and then followed the most terrible blasphemies. Cited from The War Terror, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • We make them doubt that they too are children of God - and this must be nearly the ultimate blasphemy.
  • He repeated aloud with blasphemies unusual to him that he would stand it no longer. Cited from The Country of the Blind, And Other Stories, by H. G. Wells
  • Room is opened for blasphemy, even against the truths that are at least very likely. Cited from Pascal's Pensees, by Blaise Pascal
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Meaning of blasphemy

  • noun Blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for god or for something sacred)