desecrate

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  • As he walked back to his desecrated home he set himself to think. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • How should he, when he was himself the first to desecrate that name? Cited from Ten Nights in a Bar Room, by T. S. Arthur
  • And even sometimes during physical life he will leave the desecrated temple. Cited from An Introduction to Yoga, by Annie Besant
  • He would, in his own idea, desecrate the word by doing so. Cited from Returning Home, by Anthony Trollope
  • It did not desecrate him, or you, nor the place where it occurred. Cited from The Unwilling Vestal, by Edward Lucas White
  • He saw the people united once more in this desecrated hall. Cited from Other Main-Travelled Roads, by Hamlin Garland
  • Perhaps it was less desecrating to travel on such a morning than to lie in camp. Cited from Through the Mackenzie Basin, by Charles Mair
  • There were places, then, that the desecrating hands of man could not touch. Cited from The Call of the Canyon, by Zane Grey
  • Why does the master of the house permit his servants to so desecrate this beautiful home? Cited from Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury, by James Whitcomb Riley
  • Why does the master of the house permit his servants so to desecrate this beautiful home? Cited from Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Vol X
  • Then both boy and woman looked at the desecrated chest -- and all was told. Cited from Joyce of the North Woods, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • He has desecrated the divine colour, and he can no longer see it, though it is all around. Cited from Alarms and Discursions, by G. K. Chesterton
  • "No good can come of men who desecrate the house of God." Cited from True Stories of History and Biography, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • His tomb was desecrated several times and his remains lost in the work of destruction. Cited from Chateau and Country Life in France, by Mary King Waddington
  • Told that the local cemetery has been desecrated, the two then head out to see what's happened.
  • Members of his regiment hid his body just after the battle to prevent it from being desecrated.
  • It was his instinct to kill the man who desecrated another man's home. Cited from The Flaming Forest, by James Oliver Curwood
  • They did not desecrate the stones because they held them sacred. Cited from All Things Considered, by G. K. Chesterton
  • And yet Nature will have her right; Memory would feel desecrated if she could forget. Cited from The Correspondence of Carlyle and Emerson, Vol. I, Carlyle and Emerson
  • He would soon, however, feel that the vision was desecrated by the part it was called upon to play. Cited from A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.), by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
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Meaning of desecrate

  • verb Violate the sacred character of a place or language
    desecrate a cemetery, violate the sanctity of the church, profane the name of God
  • verb Remove the consecration from a person or an object